Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists/Worklist

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This is the worklist for WikiProject Women scientists. Help Wikipedia improve its coverage of women scientists by improving or starting one of these articles today!


Example articles to pull inspiration from[edit]

The articles in the Featured article and Good article categories can provide examples of good layout and content coverage.


  • Make sure to cite all of your contributions with reliable sources. Content that isn't cited can be removed!
  • After you write your article, be sure to add the project template, {{WPWS}}, to the talk page.
  • If there is a template on the article page regarding work that needs to be done on the article - if you successfully complete the task of fixing the problem, be bold and remove the template.

Articles to be created[edit]

Note: All new articles must satisfy Wikipedia's notability criteria; people on this list may or may not qualify.

Wikipedia Requests transclusion[edit]

Requests for Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists via Wikipedia Requests:

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Articles which exist on other Wikipedias[edit]

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To be expanded or improved[edit]

African American women in STEM fields[edit]

Improving visibility[edit]

Writing more articles about women who have made significant contributions in STEM is important, but there needs to be a simultaneous push to improve their visibility within the core of Wikipedia. At time of writing, the 1000 Wikipedia:Vital_articles contains no women out of the 10 articles allotted for Mathematics and Marie Curie is the only woman out of the 20 articles allotted for Inventors and Scientists. Seek to suggest and add women for vital article collections such as:


  1. ^ a b c d Bailey 1994.
  2. ^ a b c CWP.
  3. ^ "Carolyn Hurless". American Association of Variable Star Observers. Retrieved 18 March 2013.
  4. ^ "IEEE".
  5. ^ "MIT : Brain and Cognitive Sciences : People : Faculty : Laura Schulz".
  6. ^ "Mary Vaux Walcott".

Book resources[edit]

  • Bailey, Martha J. (1994), American Women in Science: A Biographical Dictionary, Denver, Colorado: ABC-CLIO, ISBN 0-87436-740-9
  • Creese, Mary R. S. (1998). Ladies in the Laboratory? American and British Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780585276847.
  • Creese, Mary R. S.; Creese, Thomas M. (2004). Ladies in the Laboratory II: West European Women in Science, 1800 - 1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810849792.
  • Creese, Mary R. S.; Creese, Thomas M. (2010). Ladies in the Laboratory III: South African, Australian, New Zealand, and Canadian Women in Science: nineteenth and early twentieth centuries: A Survey of Their Contributions. Lanham, Md.: Scarecrow Press. ISBN 9780810872899.
  • Creese, Mary R. S.; Creese, Thomas M. (2015). Ladies in the Laboratory IV: Imperial Russia's Women in Science, 1800-1900: A Survey of Their Contributions to Research. Rowman & Littlefield Publishers. ISBN 978-1-4422-4742-0.
  • Herzenberg, Caroline L. (1986). Women scientists from antiquity to the present : an index : an international reference listing and biographical directory of some notable women scientists from ancient to modern times. West Cornwall, CT: Locust Hill Press. ISBN 0-933951-01-9.
  • Howard, Sethanne (2006). The hidden giants. United States?: Lulu. ISBN 9781430300762.
  • Koertge, Noretta, ed. (2008). New dictionary of scientific biography. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons/Thomson Gale. ISBN 978-0684313207.
  • Ogilvie, Marilyn Bailey (1986). Women in Science: Antiquity through the Nineteenth Century. MIT Press. pp. 97–98. ISBN 0-262-65038-X.
  • Ogilvie, Marilyn; Harvey, Joy, eds. (2000). The biographical dictionary of women in science : pioneering lives from ancient times to the mid-20th century. New York, NY [u.a.]: Routledge. ISBN 0-415-92039-6.
  • Schiebinger, Londa (1991). The mind has no sex? : women in the origins of modern science (1st Harvard pbk. ed.). Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press. ISBN 067457625X.

Online resources[edit]

African American women in STEM[edit]