Wikipedia:Meetup/Ireland WITS Women in STEM Editathon June 2015
|WITS Irish Women in STEM on Wikipedia! You are invited! |
|The WITS Irish Women in STEM on Wikipedia will be held on Thursday, June 4, 2015 at the Science Gallery from 4:00pm until 8:00pm. Wikipedians of all experience levels are welcome to join us! We will copyedit, source, and write articles and can teach you how to do these things too! Bring a friend -- come one, come all!|
Many scholars and policy makers have noted that women have historically been underrepresented in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths. This marginalization is also evident on Wikipedia. Articles on Irish women in STEM are particularly deficient. You can help! Join us at our Women in STEM edit-a-thon, hosted by WITS on 4 June to learn how to write and improve articles on Wikipedia. We can do it! Wikimedia Ireland Community are running a workshop on Wikipedia editing on 4th June from 4-8pm in the Science Gallery.
Participants are welcome to drop in, or stay for the four hours, experienced Wikipedia editors will be on hand to get you started with your first few edits or helping you improve your skills. Previous events have seen the publication of articles of women that were previously unrepresented like Matilda Cullen Knowles, Alice Perry and Maude Delap. Rebecca O'Neill will be lead trainer.
All were welcome, no editing experience is necessary and the event is free.
How to Prepare
- CREATE A WIKIPEDIA ACCOUNT (if you don't already have one)
Please set up an account before the event if at all possible. Very few details are needed: a Username, password, and we recommend giving your email, if only to be reminded of your password when you forget it. The short Wikipedia:Tutorial/Registration explains why this is a good idea.
To participate you will need to bring along a laptop or tablet, WIFI will be provided.
If you have made at least one edit, please sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~
Attendees (in person)
Please Sign your name below using the signature tool or using ~~~~
- Smirkybec (talk) 23:18, 15 May 2015 (UTC)
- Sameichel (talk) 17:31, 27 May 2015 (UTC)
- Marionpalmer (talk) 15:21, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
- Vickytwomeylee (talk) 15:23, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
- Clarkee8 (talk) 15:31, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
- Anninireland (talk) 15:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
- Ainecc (talk) 18:51, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
- Courtns (talk) 18:53, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Online participants from anywhere are very welcome, whether experienced or not. For a basic editing tutorial see Wikipedia:Tutorial, and Wikipedia:Ten Simple Rules for Editing Wikipedia is short, and full of good advice. Or try this one - four modules, taking one hour it says. Online participants who can't join us in person are welcome to list themselves below with # ~~~~
Articles worked on
- Ann Jellicoe (educationalist) founder of Alexandra College.
- Mary Ball naturalist.
- Veronica Burns collector of graptolites (1914-1998).
- Lucy Everest Boole Irish chemist and pharmacist and professor at the London School of Medicine for Women. She was the first female Fellow of the Royal Institute of Chemistry.
- Alicia Boole Stott mathematician, worked with Harold Scott MacDonald Coxeter.
- Anne Condon computer scientist.
- Aleen Cust veterinary surgeon.
- Emmeline Hill equine geneticist.
- Carmel Humphries first woman professor of zoology at UCD.
- Cynthia Longfield entymologist.
- Eva Philbin Irish chemist who became the first woman president of the Institute of Chemistry of Ireland.
Articles indentified of Irish Women in STEM
- Mary Andrews Northern Irish geologist.
- Eileen Barnes botanical artist.
- Sophie Bryant mathematician, educator, feminist and activist.
- Marie Cassidy state pathologist.
- Agnes Mary Clerke astronomer.
- Phyllis Clinch an Irish botanist most recognised for her work in the field of plant viruses.
- Matilda Cullen Knowles lichen expert.
- Maude Delap marine biologist
- Máirin de Valéra (1912–1984), Professor of Botany at University College, Galway (1962–1978).
- Annie Scott Dill Maunder astronomer and mathematician.
- Dorothy Donaldson Buchanan the first female member of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
- Dorothy Price also Dorothy Stopford Price, medical doctor.
- Sarah Flannery cryptographist.
- Ellen Hutchins botanist.
- Margaret Lindsay Huggins scientific investigator and astronomer.
- Lady Kane nee Katherine Sophia Bailey wrote the first guide to Ireland's flowering plants in 1833.
- Ann Kelleher Intel's first Irish female vice president.
- Tia Keyes photochemist.
- Louise McIlroy one of the first women medical graduates from Glasgow University.
- Susan McKenna-Lawlor astrophysicist.
- Mary Mulvihill science journalist and founder of Women in Technology and Science (WITS).
- Margaret Murnane physicist.
- Jane Ní Dhulchaointigh inventor of Sugru.
- Éanna Ní Lamhna biologist.
- Aoibhinn Ní Shúilleabháin math scientist and broadcaster.
- Alice Perry engineer.
- Doris Reynolds Northern Irish geologist (1899-1985).
- Edith Anne Stoney medical physicist.
- Florence Stoney radiologist.
- Cathleen Synge Morawetz mathematician.
- Mary Ward (scientist)
- step free access yes
- wheelchair access yes
Women in STEM resources
- Please feel free to bring along some of books so that there will be a variety of reference books.
Note: Wikipedia pages that include lists of important women are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists
- Lists on Wikipedia
- List of female mathematicians
- List of women scientists
- Women in computing
- Women in engineering
- List of women astronomers and List of astronomers
- Women in medicine
- Women in geology
- List of female Nobel laureates
- History of women in engineering
- Timeline of women in dentistry
- Women and the environment through history
- External resources
- Some Irish Naturalists by Robert Lloyd Praeger
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians
- Encyclopedia of Women in Medicine
- Indian Academy of Sciences - List of Women Scientists
- Lilavati's daugters
- Biographical Memoirs of the National Academies of Science
- Biographical Memoirs of Fellows of the Royal Society
- Women in Aviation and Space History
- Changing the face of Medicine (women in medicine)
- Archives of Women in Science and Engineering at Iowa State University
- Writing Wikipedia Pages for Notable Women in Computing (applies to other subjects as well)
- Dictionary of Irish Biography