Wikipedia:New York Academy of Sciences/GSA Summit 2017 Next Scholars Editathon

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GSA Summit 2017 Next Scholars Editathon
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When and Where
When: Wednesday, July 19, 2017
Time 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Where: 7 World Trade Center
250 Greenwich Street
40th Floor
New York, NY 10007-2157
Twitter hashtag #WomenSciWiki

The New York Academy of Sciences is hosting the GSA Summit 2017 Next Scholars Editathon taking place Wednesday, July 19, 2017, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm in New York City. This Wikipedia editing campaign aims to create, update, and improve Wikipedia articles pertaining to the lives and works of women scientists, working to highlight undercovered science stories in the encyclopedia.

This is a private event for students participating in programs at the New York Academy of Sciences. This event is unable to offer public access.

With this effort we're also supporting WikiProject Women in Red, and WikiProject Women scientists.

Please register for this event on Wikipedia!


0:00-0:05 - Welcome and introductions
0:05-0:20 - presentation on Wikipedia - slides
0:20-0:25 - Discussion and demos
0:25-1:30 - Wikipedia editathon!
1:30-2:00 - Let's share what we edited
2:00-3:00 - Continued editing and wrap up

The event will start with a presentation which gives the Wikipedia community perspective on the following:

  1. To what extent does Wikipedia matter in science communication?
  2. How does one edit Wikipedia?
  3. What is Wikipedia's quality control system?

Following the presentation, anyone may ask any question about Wikipedia to get answers or demonstrations. Following this, it will be time for a Wikipedia "editathon", which is an event in which a group of people edit together. Desktop view, not mobile access, is preferred for this exercise, but come regardless. At the editathon, this is the goal:

  1. Come to the event with some published source of good information
  2. Identify a Wikipedia article where you think information from that source should go
  3. In your own words, take information from your source and add it to the Wikipedia article
  4. Cite your source. See referencing for beginners or better, learn at the event

Hopefully everyone at the event will add at least 1-3 sentences in the time we have. After making additions, since Wikipedia is public, participants will review the accuracy and quality of other participants' edits. As we leave, participants will be invited to check back on Wikipedia after some time (3-7 days) to see if there is any online community response to anyone's contributions.

Suggested articles to edit[edit]

The following is a list of prominent women members of the New York Academy of Sciences. If you are looking for a suggestion of what to edit, consider any of these.

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