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Women in STEM Wiki Edit-a-thon

Get Ready to Edit!
Come celebrate International Women's Day by attending the Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon at the UM Library March 8th. No experience required. Training will be provided. People of all gender identities and expressions are welcome.
Date: March 8th
Time: 1-3 pm
Location: Richter Library, Room 102B
Registration: RSVP form

Enjoy free food and refreshements while making edits.

Edit-a-thons are organized events where people get together to edit Wikipedia pages. This particular edit-a-thon will focus on women in STEM. Wikipedia biographies have a huge gender gap with only 19% of the articles about women. This percentage gets even smaller when searching for articles on women in STEM. The goal for the Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon is to increase the representation of women in STEM for wikipedia articles.

You can bring your own laptop or borrow one from the library for the event.
3 Steps to Attend the Event
  1. Fill out the Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-thon RSVP form.
  2. Create 24 hours before the event a Wikipedia Editing account.
  3. Come to the edit-a-thon on March 8th at 1pm.
Image of outline of a female head with the letters, S, T, E, and M in different colored bubbles. Text in lower right corner

Erica Newcome

How to Find Biographical Information
It is easy to start finding biographical information on your subject! Type in the name of your subject in the box to the right and search. 

To narrow down your search filter by:
-Online Access

For more resources check out the websites, reference ebooks and databases listed below.

More Options

For the workshop today we are going to focus on the below edits.
  • Adding links
  • Adding citations
  • Inserting infobox people/scientist
If you are more familiar with editing Wikipedia check out the below information.
Add content to stub articles.
Copyright and Plagiarism
If you are a Wikipedia pro try the advanced section and create a whole new page about a STEM woman read the links below first.
Create a new page.
How to Create a Wikipedia Page
Wikipedia Notability Guidelines
Copyright and Plagiarism

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