Wikipedia:WikiProject Royal Society/Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society, March 2014
Women in Science Wikipedia Edit-a-thon at the Royal Society, Tuesday March 4 2014 Promoting diversity in science and engineering to celebrate International Women’s Day
This was a fully booked afternoon and evening event for people who wanted to edit Wikipedia, in particular topics relating to women in science and engineering. New and experienced editors are welcome; there were training sessions for those new to editing, and experienced helpers were available.
- 1 Event
- 2 Media
- 3 Attendees (in person)
- 4 Online participants
- 5 Articles started/edited
- 6 Helpers
- 7 Suggested topics
- 8 Print references we will have at the event
- 9 Online references - GLOBALLY AVAILABLE 4th and 5th of March
- 10 Attendee feedback
- 11 Notes
Please bring a laptop if possible, though some will be available, as will wifi internet access. Also please bring any books you have to use as references, though the resources of the Royal Society library will be available until shortly before 5pm, and we will some print sources on hand. We also should have access to Royal Society publications normally behind a paywall. We envisage that most people will come either for the afternoon session, starting at 2pm or the evening one, starting at 6pm, with the changeover around 5.30-6pm, but there is room for some to span both sessions; there will be light refreshments laid on. There will be presentations on editing for new editors at about 2.20 and 6.20, lasting about 40 minutes, and there will be experienced editors on hand throughout to give assistance. The event is slightly in advance of International Women's Day, on Saturday March 8th.
Apart from the training presentations, we are fortunate that Dame Athene Donald, FRS, Professor of Experimental Physics at Cambridge will be with us for a while in the afternoon and will introduce the afternoon session with a short talk on diversity in science, and the work the Royal Society is doing in this area. She also serves on the University of Cambridge Council and is their Gender Equality Champion.
The event is held by the Royal Society in collaboration with the Royal Academy of Engineering. The Royal Society is the UK's national academy for the sciences, a fellowship of the world's most eminent scientists and is the oldest scientific academy in continuous existence, founded in 1660. The Royal Academy of Engineering, our neighbours at 3 Carlton House Terrace, is the UK's national academy for engineering.
The position of Wikimedian in Residence at the Royal Society, a pilot scheme running until early July 2014, is supported by Wikimedia UK, the UK support group for Wikipedia and the Wikimedia movement.
ALL PLACES NOW TAKEN Please sign-up at the Eventbrite page for the waiting list (still very short), or below if you are able to help the mainly new editors as they edit, or would like to participate remotely. There is another editing event in London on Saturday, 8th March, Women Archaeologists editing event at the Petrie Museum, which still has places.
In addition, the Royal Society made two of its journals FREELY AVAILABLE GLOBALLY from 1am (GMT/UTC) on 4th March 2014 until 11pm (GMT/UTC) on 5th March 2014. Normally they are only free online for issues between 1 and 10 years old.
- Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science -
- Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Category:Wikimedia UK Royal Society Women's editathon 2014.|
- Story by Dr Nicola Davis, in The Observer 23 February (additions to Julia Slingo since the story)
- Story in Bustle.com
- Wikimedia UK blogpost
- The Economist
On the day, there were interviews with: The Guardian, German Radio, and Motherboard, VICE's science and tech platform, resulting in:
- New Scientist "Sexism will dog science until it gives women their due" 8th April 2014
- Guardian blog, Alice Bell, 7th March
- Spoonful of science, blog by one of the attendees.
Attendees (in person)
Please set up an account before the event if at all possible. Very few details are needed: a Username, password, and I'd recommend giving your email, if only to be reminded of your password when you forget it. You won't get lots of junk mail. The short Wikipedia:Tutorial/Registration explains why this is a good idea. Then please edit this page & sign below:
- Jagriffiths (talk)
- Brpalmer83 (talk)
- Grippon (talk) 15:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Smallmocha (talk) 15:51, 4 March 2014 (UTC)Smallmocha~~
- Francesca McKenna (talk) 15:53, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Kate Jeffery (talk) 15:53, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Djedjevailly (talk) 15:58, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Rarmstrong1983 (talk) 16:16, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- EPuttock (talk) 16:20, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- DrTinuviel (talk) 16:55, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- 9frm (talk) 18:09, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- jamesjoycebookfan (talk) 18:09, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- sign here with ~~~~
- Northerlywind (talk) 18:10, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Vazquezcervino (talk) 18:11, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Smunday (talk) 18:12, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Elgarrett (talk) 18:13, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Sjmet (talk) 18:15, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Cancharani (talk) 18:16, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Susipoli70 (talk) 18:19, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Amcknutsson (talk)
- Annwit (talk) 19:16, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- EMD1983 (talk) 19:33, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- katiejaneanderson --Katiejaneanderson (talk) 21:03, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Some are still missing - please add with ~~~~
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, written for scientists, and full of good advice. Or try this one - four modules, taking one hour it says.
- i.am.lost (talk) 00:47, 23 February 2014 (UTC)
- Metacladistics (talk) 23:09, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
- christophe (talk) 08:00, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
- Cmaximino (talk) 14:49, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
- TaraInDC (talk) 07:34, 27 February 2014 (UTC)
- Monxton (talk) 12:50, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- e_bruton (talk) 18:44, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Oceangurl14 (talk) 20:05, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Marthe Gautier - 95% completed Christophe (talk) 18:09, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
- Rabinder Buttar - started by user:Smallmocha
- Barbara Heslop - started by Kate Jeffery - DYK needed
- Edith Humphrey - started Monxton (talk) 18:20, 4 March 2014 (UTC) - now Did You Know?
- Sarah Boysen - started by Northerlywind (talk) 20:23, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Charlotte Auerbach - edited by --Sjmet (talk) 20:27, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Harriette Chick -additions by --Sjmet (talk) 20:27, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Maria Margarethe Kirch-additions by --Vazquezcervino (talk) 20:31, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle - additions by E bruton (talk) 20:35, 4 March 2014 (UTC) - nominated for DYK
- Marie Meurdrac - started by Amcknutsson (talk) 20:49, 4 March 2014 (UTC) -DYK nomination
- Frieda Robscheit-Robbins - started by Smunday (talk) 20:50, 4 March 2014 (UTC) - DYK, 2313 views on the day
- Dr Julie Makani - started by User:Francesca McKenna, plus Sickle-cell disease edited - on DYK
- Letitia Fairfield - started by Elgarrett (talk) 21:00, 4 March 2014 (UTC) - potential DYK, but needs more refs
- Molly Stevens - started by Jenny Griffiths
- Helen Atkinson - started by User:Cdonovan7757
- June Lascelles - started by User:Brpalmer83 - DYK nomination
- Val Curtis - started by User:jamesjoycebookfan
- Julie Payette - edited by User:9frm
- Maria Carmelo Lico - started by User:Cmaximino - DYK nomination
- Margaret A. Liu - in sandbox still
- Kay Davies- edited by User:EMD1983
- Helen Mason (endocrinologist) additions by User:Rarmstrong1983 and others, now safe from deletion
- Julia King - edited by User:Grippon
- Elizabeth Robertson, edited by User:DrTinuviel (started at the last editathon here)
- Julie Payette, edited by User:9frm
- and others
New articles that made DYK section on the Wikipedia main page
Copied from nominator's talk page
|On 12 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Marie Meurdrac, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Marie Meurdrac's 1656 book on Useful and Easy Chemistry, for the Benefit of Ladies had ten editions in three languages? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Marie Meurdrac. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
|On 11 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Edith Humphrey, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Edith Humphrey is thought to be the first British woman to obtain a doctorate in chemistry, in 1901? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Edith Humphrey. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
|On 19 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Frieda Robscheit-Robbins, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that pathologist Frieda Robscheit-Robbins did not share her male research partner's 1934 Nobel Prize, but he shared the prize money with her? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Frieda Robscheit-Robbins. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
|On 20 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle, which you recently created or substantially expanded. The fact was ... that Beryl Platt helped design and test three WWII fighter planes: the Hurricane, the Typhoon, and the Tempest V? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Beryl Platt, Baroness Platt of Writtle. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
|On 21 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article Julie Makani, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that Julie Makani won the Royal Society Pfizer Award for her research into sickle cell disease in Tanzania? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/Julie Makani. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
|On 31 March 2014, Did you know was updated with a fact from the article June Lascelles, which you recently nominated. The fact was ... that June Lascelles was an Australian microbiologist who taught and researched into bacteria at Oxford and UCLA? The nomination discussion and review may be seen at Template:Did you know nominations/June Lascelles. You are welcome to check how many page hits the article got while on the front page (here's how, live views, daily totals), and it may be added to the statistics page if the total is over 5,000. Finally, if you know of an interesting fact from another recently created article, then please feel free to suggest it on the Did you know talk page.|
We will need several experienced Wikipedians (but no training in training needed). The key times will be from about 3 - 5 and 7 and 9, after the basic editing presentations. Please sign up below, indicating the times you think you will be available:
- WereSpielC 3-5.30
- User:Edwardx 2-9
- User:Serendipodous 3-9 (couldn't make it in the end)
- User:Katie Chan (WMUK)
- User:Mrjohncummings 2-9
- Thryduulf (talk) (all day if needed) from 5
- User:Charles Matthews, evening session
- User:Carcharoth, evening session
Please feel free to edit on any topic, but the following are some suggestions, mainly women scientists. If you are working on an article on this list, please make a note below to avoid conflicting edits. Anyone is welcome to add their own at "More suggestions" below. "100" means appearance on this Science Council list.
- Marie Meurdrac d. 1680, probably the first woman to publish a book on chemistry - started, taken to DYK
- Frieda Robscheit-Robbins (1893-1973) - worked with George Whipple on anemia - started by Smunday (talk) 19:18, 4 March 2014 (UTC) - DYK nomination
- Katherine Coward (biochemist - vitamins)
- Winifred Wright (biochemist - cancer)
- Mollie Barr (biochemist - immunology)
- Judith McKenzie (geobiologist)
- Sarah Boysen Chimp psychology (these next are the gaps in this list, all based in America)
- Beatrice Hahn (or Beatrice H. Hahn) - microbiologist, AIDS
- Margaret A. Liu - vaccines
- Mercedes Pascual - mathmatical ecologist
- Terrie Williams - Marine mammals
- Carol Boyer-Spooner - 100, Chief Executive, Chemical Industry Knowledge Transfer Network
- Marie Johnston - 100, "Emeritus Professor of Health Psychology, University of Aberdeen. Recognised for research on disability (theory, measurement and intervention) and on behaviour change in health and healthcare contexts". Will need disambiguation from the wrestler!
- Heather Ann Cubie - 100, Medicine "Recognised for her research relating to HPV, cervical disease and cancer detection, and worked on validation and quality assurance as a crucial part of clinical HPV testing".
- Karen Facie 100, "leadership in healthcare technology and patient wellbeing by establishing the first Scottish National Health Technology Assessment Agency and Interest Group on Patient/Citizen Involvement"
- Elizabeth Moran 100, public health chemistry
- Sandra Richards 100, "development of cellular pathology as a primary screener on the cervical cancer screening programme"
- Jeni Colbourne 100, Chief Inspector, Drinking Water Inspectorate
- Barbara Gallani 100, "leadership on scientific, technical and regulatory issues in food safety and food policy in the UK".
- Tricia Henton 100, Geologist, "environmental geo-science regulatory sector"
- Margaret Patterson 100, "leadership in the regulation of research into high pressure processing of foods and food irradiation".
- Catherine Sturgeon (or "Catharine" per SC?!) 100, Recognised for developing one of the earliest anti-cancer medicines and her work to encourage optimal use of tumour marker tests now used routinely in the UK and internationally
- Rabinder Buttar 100, President, founder and CEO, ClinTech International - started by user:Smallmocha.
- Alison McConnell 100, Professor of Applied Physiology, Brunel University, invented the POWERbreathe®, a device designed to reduce breathlessness in older people.
- Hannah Critchlow 100, science presenter, Content Designer, Editor and Presenter, ‘Neuroscience’ and 'Naked Scientists', Cambridge University.(Notability?)
- Judy Harris 100, "Professor of Physiology, University of Bristol... Recognised for championing higher education teaching as a profession through international collaborative projects and workshops."
- Melanie Lee - draft started at Draft:Melanie Lee - 100, "Chairman of Cancer Research Technology; Trustee and Deputy Chairman, Cancer Research UK. Recognised for her experience of executive-level leadership and knowledge of industrial drug and R&D science businesses"
- Tracey Brown (not the musician!) 100, Managing Director, Sense about Science, or at least add there & redirect
- As a PS: Betsy Bang, demonstrated birds can hear (mother of Molly Bang). See Bird Sense , Tim Birkhead pp. 137-144. American, published 1950s and 60s. Obituary totally failing to mention research work, tribute, bit in book. Also illustrator.
- Women in engineering, History of women in engineering - both currently very North American in emphasis
- redlinks in, or additions to List of female scientists before the 21st century
Short articles that could be lengthened ("100" means appearance on this Science Council list):
- Professor Dame Julia Slingo, chief scientist at the Met Office (Athene Donald tip, via The Observer)
- Maureen Raymo (geologist - paleoclimate) - being edited by Oceangurl14 (talk) 20:11, 4 March 2014 (UTC)
- Lorraine Lisiecki (geologist - paleoclimate)
- Adriana Ocampo (planetary scientist - Chicxulub impact crater)
- Susan Solomon (atmospheric scientist - ozone hole)
- Maria Zuber (planetary scientist - mission leader)
- Lucy Wills (haematologist - anaemia, discovery and importance of folic acid)
- Lorna Casselton FRS, fungal geneticist who's just died. Article has little detail on her research.
- Kay Davies - 100, Oxford geneticist, citations & expansion needed.
- Jocelyn Bell Burnell - 100, Astro-physicist
- Jane Francis - 100, Paleoclimatologist, just bare bones of career
- Michele Dougherty - 100, Space Physics at Imperial. Short
- Uta Frith - 100, Autism etc, not too bad, but could be expanded
- Nancy Rothwell - 100, Phyisiologist, V-C of Manchester
- Janet Thornton - 100, Computational biology, proteins, research just in lead
- Bridget Ogilvie 100, parasitologist
- Glynis Breakwell 100, "Recognised for leadership in UK higher education and championing the role of universities in scientific and technological innovation, exploitation and economic regeneration"
- Sally Davies (doctor) 100 - Chief Medical Officer, National Health Service
Historic scientists, science part of article could do with expansion (most in Smeltzer)
- Florence Nightingale - & statistics
- Maria Gaetana Agnesi d. 1799, maths books
- Maria Sibylla Merian d 1717, entomologist and illustrator (not in Smeltzer)
- Sofia Kovalevskaya d 1891, mathmetician
- Geneviève Thiroux d'Arconville d 1805, very short
- Elizabeth Fulhame fl 1780-1794
- Louise Bourgeois Boursier d 1636, midwife and author
- Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi d 1906, doctor
- Gertrude B. Elion d 1999, drug developer
- Professor Helen Atkinson, University of Leicester
- Dr Joanne Kennedy OBE, Joanne Kennedy Consulting Ltd
Still short articles:
- Professor Dame Ann Dowling, University of Cambridge
- Judith Hackitt CBE, Health and Safety Executive -100, very short
- Professor Dame Julia Higgins, Imperial College
- Professor Dame Julia King, Aston University
- Mme Anne Lauvergeon, runs Areva, French nuclear power
- Baroness Platt of Writtle
- Dr Frances Saunders, Institute of Physics
- Wendy Hall - 100, computing
- Dr Jean Venables CBE, Crane Environmental
- Dame Sue Ion, nuclear power, very short
Please add your own here, with suggested sources, ideally as links:
- List of mostly 19th-century British women scientists, 45 redlinks in May 2014
- Marthe Gautier - trisomy 21
- Women of Outstanding Achievement Photographic Exhibition article provides a number of other names, some without an article and others with very sparse information.
- 2010 Helen Atkinson, ALREADY ABOVE Professor of Engineering and Head of Mechanics of Materials Research Group, University of Leicester
- 2010 Sarah Baillie, Inventor and creator of the Haptic Cow and Senior Lecturer at the Royal Veterinary College
- 2010 Amanda Fisher, Director of the Medical Research Council Clinical Sciences Centre at Hammersmith Hospital and Professor and Head of Division of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College, London
- 2009 Ann Budge, Founder and Former Chief Executive of the Sopra Group
- 2009 Jenny Gristock, Research Fellow at SISSA, the International School for Advanced Studies in Trieste, Italy
- 2009 Barbara Jones, Founder and Director of amazonails
- Molly Stevens article is very short and in need of expansion.
- Helen Mason - Endocrinologist - just a stub and in danger of deletion
- Helen Mason  - Physicist - also just a stub
- See the list of Articles to be created at WikiProject Women scientists (mostly Americans).
- Jenny Nelson  - Solar cell researcher at Imperial College London. 18.104.22.168 (talk) 17:30, 7 March 2014 (UTC)
- Anna Mitus & Ann Holloway- research developing measles vaccination with Enders. See Science Heroes.
- add here
- STYLE - Wikipedia Manual of Style for Biographies - pretty long though
Print references we will have at the event
- Smeltzer, Ronald K.; Ruben, Robert J.; Rose, Paulette, Extraordinary Women in Science and Medicine: Four Centuries of Achievement, 2013
- CANEL, Annie, ed.; OLDENZIEL, Ruth, ed.; ZACHMANN, Karin, ed. Crossing boundaries, building bridges: comparing the history of women engineers 1870s-1990s 2000
- FARA, Patricia Pandora's breeches: women, science and power in the Enlightenment 2004
- FARA, Patricia Scientists anonymous: great stories of women in science 2005
- GOULD, Paula A. Making space for women in the history of physics 1998
- HAINES, Catharine M.C.; STEVENS, Helen M. International women in science: a biographical dictionary to 1950 2001
- HOLMES, Richard The Royal Society's lost women scientists 2010
- IWAO, Sumiko, ed.; HARA, Hiroko, ed. Blazing a path: Japanese women's contributions to modern science 2008
- KOZAI, Yoshihide, et al., ed. My life: twenty Japanese women scientists 2001
- ROTHMAN, Patricia Women in the history of mathematics from Antiquity to the Nineteenth Century 1996
- SPALDING ANDREOLLE, Donna; MOLINARI, Veronique Women and science, 17th century to present: pioneers, activists and protagonists 2011
- COBB, Cathy Magick, mayhem and mavericks: the spirited history of physical chemistry 2002 (for eg Marie Meurdrac)
- Who's Who
Should we have other works from the Royal Society Library? Seach "Printed Works" here and make suggestions below.
- add here
- add here
- Library of Congress, Science Reference Guides, Women and Minorities in Science and Technology: A Guide to Selected Resources
Online references - GLOBALLY AVAILABLE 4th and 5th of March
FULLY AVAILABLE GLOBALLY from 1am (GMT/UTC) on 4th March 2014 until 11pm (GMT/UTC) on 5th March 2014
- Notes and Records: the Royal Society journal of the history of science
- Biographical Memoirs of the Fellows of the Royal Society - a selection of "Women in science"
Results of the feedback via Survey Monkey form
1) Overall, were you satisfied with the event, neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with it, or dissatisfied with it?
Answer Choices– Responses–
2) How well-structured was this event ? • Answered: 13 Skipped: 0
3) How comfortable did you feel asking questions at this event? • Answered: 13 Skipped: 0
5) How likely are you to continue editing Wikipedia? • Answered: 13 Skipped: 0
6) Tell us at least one thing that would have improved this event for you • Answered: 11 Skipped: 2
8) How would you rate the presenter(s) at the professional event? Answered: 13 Skipped: 0
9) How would you rate the venue/location? Answered: 13 Skipped: 0
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Women.|
- "Professor Helen Atkinson — University of Leicester". .le.ac.uk. 2010-04-16. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "Professor Helen Atkinson announced as one of the UK's outstanding women". Inloughborough.com. 2010-03-18. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "MRC Clinical Sciences Centre - Overview - About the CSC - Message from the Director". Csc.mrc.ac.uk. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "Ann Budge UKRC WOOA 2009". Sopra Group. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "Budge is exemplar for women in IT - The IET". Kn.theiet.org. 2009-03-19. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- Association of British Science Writers (2009-03-13). "Jenny Gristock – a woman of outstanding achievement". Absw.org.uk. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- "Leading strawbale building pioneer named as Woman of Outstanding Achievement 2009". Hbdonline.eu. 2009-03-11. Retrieved 2010-11-19.
- Helen Mason St Georges
- Helen Mason DAMPT