Wikipedia:Meetup/Women in Science Edit-a-thon - Oklahoma

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Women in Science Edit-a-thon 2014, University of Oklahoma

(remote participants also welcome)

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In conjunction with WikiWomen's History Month, participants from around Oklahoma are invited to gather together at the History of Science Collections at the University of Oklahoma to edit and create Wikipedia entries on notable women in the history of science.

Norman, OK event details[edit]

  • Date: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 10:00am to 6:00pm CST
  • Venue: Collaboration area on the 1st floor and History of Science Collections on the 5th floor of the Bizzell Memorial Library @ the University of Oklahoma, 401 West Brooks St., Norman, OK, USA.
  • Cost: Free
  • Twitter hashtag: #Wikiwomen #OUOpenEd
  • Participants: The event is open to anyone who wishes to help preserve women’s history! No Wiki editing experience necessary; as needed, tutorials will be provided for Wikipedia newcomers. Female editors are particularly encouraged to attend. Can’t be there the whole time? No problem. Join us for as little or as long as you like. The first hour will be focused on introducing newbies to Wikipedia tenets and markup language.
  • Details: We will have access to a computer lab, but attendees are welcome to bring their own laptops and power cords if they prefer. Light food and drinks will be provided.
  • Registration: To register, please sign in via either of these channels: a) Add your name to the guest list below; or b) send an email to

Confirmed Wikipedians attending[edit]

March 2014 (UTC)

Online participation[edit]

If you cannot make it to the History of Science Collections in person but would still like to participate, you are more than welcome to do so remotely. Suggested articles appear below, or you may add or contribute to one of your choosing. So that we can count you as having participated, please add your contributions under the #Results section below. Note: There will not be a webinar aspect for online participants; simply log in and log your contributions below to have them "counted." And be sure to use the Twitter hashtag #WikiWomen and/or #OUOpenEd if you tweet about the event!

You can also use this etherpad to collaborate with others and chat:

Online participants[edit]

Contributing to multiple articles

Suggested Topics for March 27th edit-a-thon[edit]

The following is a sampling of suggested articles to create or add upon. However, feel free to come up with your own ideas! In addition to the suggestions below, editors may consider cleaning up articles on more well-known women STEMmers, such as Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Jane Goodall, Grace Hopper, Elizabeth Blackwell, Emmy Noether or Ada Lovelace herself. Helpful updates could be as simple as: Making sure reference links are still appropriate and functional; Adding new inline citations/references; Adding a photo; Adding an infobox; Adding data to more fields in an existing infobox; Creating headings; Adding categories; etc. Editors may also choose to focus on women in archaeology, paleontology, and geology as part of Earth Science Week and International Archaeology Day.

Articles needing creation[edit]

Recipients of the following awards:


Articles needing expansion and/or cleanup[edit]

This section is currently under construction. Any suggestions for women from the history of science or women currently involved in science, either in Oklahoma or the World more broadly, are appreciated.


Women in STEM Resources[edit]

Note: Wikipedia pages that include lists of important women are all missing plenty of key people, so feel free to add to those lists

Editing Wikipedia Resources[edit]


New articles created:[edit]

Articles expanded or improved:[edit]

Event Photos:[edit]

Further events[edit]