Wikipedia:Meetup/Philadelphia/American Chemical Society Notable Chemists and Chemistry
Join us for the...
Edit-a-thon for Notable Chemists and Chemistry
- Join us for a training and editing session to improve coverage of notable chemists and chemistry topics on Wikipedia in honor of the Wikipedia Year of Science!
- As one of the web’s most visited reference sites, Wikipedia serves as a starting point for many non-scientists to learn about chemistry topics. Wikipedia is an openly editable resource, meaning that you can improve the quality and accuracy of Wikipedia entries. During this training, attendees will learn the basics of how to edit Wikipedia entries and be given time to practice their skills with experienced Wikipedians.
- ACS is partnering with the Simons Foundation and Wiki Education Foundation to improve chemistry information on Wikipedia during the Year of Science. Read more about Wiki Education Foundation's partnership with ACS here, and the Simons Foundation's Year of Science efforts here.
- Those who wish to participate on-site must register. 10 seats will be available to the public on a first-to-register basis. (See below for instructions.)
When and Where
Wednesday, August 24, 2016 from 1:00 to 5:00 PM Eastern
Pennsylvania Convention Center, Room 113B, 1101 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19107
You may also join us remotely from wherever you are!
All are welcome to participate, newcomer and veteran alike.
- Those who wish to participate on-site must register in advance for the edit-a-thon, as seating will be limited to 50 attendees. Ten spaces will be reserved for the general public; the remainder will be assigned to ACS National Meeting attendees on a first come basis.
- Register by email to k_lindblom (at) acs.org. When confirmed, participants will be instructed to add their Wikipedia user names below.
- KLindblom (talk) 18:12, 29 July 2016 (UTC) (organizer)
- Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 22:00, 29 July 2016 (UTC)
- Dthomsen8 (talk) 01:50, 14 August 2016 (UTC)
- Brock-brac (talk) 19:09, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
- Walkerma (talk) 14:40, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- Remote attendees are welcome to participate in the edit-a-thon, but will not have access to the live presentation and trainers. Please enter your Wikipedia user name below.
- Not really going to be able to contribute from several thousand miles away, but I'm happy to do NPP and cleanup on the articles when they're finished, perhaps the next day. Blythwood (talk) 14:48, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
- Mhpmiller (talk) 13:07, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
- Only second half. DMacks (talk) 15:34, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Attendees may come and go throughout the session but instructions will be provided only during the first hour. Bring your laptop! Snacks will be provided.
Sponsored by the ACS Office of Public Affairs, Simons Foundation, Wiki Education Foundation, Chemical Heritage Foundation, ACS Division of Chemical Information (CINF), and ACS Committee on Public Relations and Communications (CPRC).
Articles to work on
Your contributions to the edit-a-thon can cover any notable chemist or chemistry topic. Here are some resources to help you get started.
- WikiProject:Chemistry is a portal for collaborating in Wikipedia around chemistry subjects.
- A list of articles about chemists is available on the list of chemists page.
- A list of requested articles about chemists is available on the Wikipedia:Requested articles/Natural sciences/Chemistry page.
- A list of chemistry pages needing attention by subject matter experts is available on the Wikipedia:Chemistry articles needing expert attention page.
- Some Nobel Prize winners in chemistry have very short articles.
- Some Presidents of the American Chemical Society have very short or no articles.
- Wikipedia offers lists of vital articles in the areas of "Chemistry" (level 3), "Chemistry" (level 4), "Material and Chemical", and "Inventors and Scientists".
- ACS offers a significant number of national awards, which may be noted on individual chemist pages, including the Priestley Medal, ACS Award for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences, ACS Award in Pure Chemistry, Melvin Mooney Distinguished Technology Award, E. V. Murphree Award in Industrial and Engineering Chemistry and the Garvan–Olin Medal.
- For this edit-a-thon, a friend has generated a list of name reaction articles that are missing the chemist article.
Articles closely related to ACS that might pose conflict of interest problems: American Chemical Society, Chemical Abstracts Service, ACS journals, award categories, and other ACS programs and services should not be edited by ACS employees. Individuals are reminded that conflict of interest editing is strongly discouraged. This includes edits to articles about yourself, your employer, and others with which you have a relationship.
- ACS library resources will be available in hardcopy
- ACS Awards (indicating notability; click "Search All Awards" to locate a specific subject), http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/funding-and-awards.html
- ACS National Historic Chemical Landmarks, http://www.acs.org/landmarks
- NobelPrize.org, http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/chemistry/laureates/
- Chemical Heritage Foundation collections, http://www.chemheritage.org/discover/collections/index.aspx
- Classic Chemistry internet resources (from Carmen Giunta, LeMoyne College) https://web.lemoyne.edu/giunta/historysites.html
- About.com, Famous Chemists, (indicating notability) http://chemistry.about.com/od/historyofchemistry/a/famouschemists.htm
- Biography.com, Chemists, (indicating notability) http://www.biography.com/people/groups/scientists-chemists
Congratulations! Your work will help others to learn about an notable chemistry or chemistry subject! Please note pages you've created or expanded below.
- Ann M. Valentine - Mhpmiller (talk) 17:11, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
- Society of Chemical Industry (American Section) - Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) 17:29, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
- Lucia V. Streng - Mhpmiller (talk) 19:07, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
- Thomas H. Lane - Brock-brac (talk)
- Bruce E. Bursten - Brock-brac (talk)
- Debbie C. Crans - Walkerma (talk) 22:03, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
- Chemical Marketing and Economics Group - in User:GRodPe/sandbox
- Mary Kaiser
- Vaneica Young - in User:Jesson11/sandbox
- ACS Award for Encouraging Disadvantaged Students into Careers in the Chemical Sciences
- Fenestrane - added reference
- Chemical space - expanded
- Florence B. Seibert - fixed formatting, added sentence about autobiography
- Magnetite - added sentence about Verway transition
- Fanny Hesse - expanded
- Polymer chemistry - improved lead
- Inorganic chemistry - improved lead
- DU spectrophotometer - expanded
- Charles Herty - added sentence and references
- Historic Jamestowne - added sentence about National Historic Chemical Landmark listing
- Henry Cecil McBay - added wikilink