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Refreshments and pizza will be available throughout the event. A fed Wikipedia editing team is a strong and productive editing team!

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) group and the Kenan Science Library are co-hosting the “Women in Science Edit-a-thon at UNC.”

The goal of the Women in Science Edit-a-thon at UNC will be to:

  • Create pages for women scientists who do not currently have their own dedicated page,
  • Improve citations and supplement pages that currently exist but are sparse, and
  • Identify opportunities to create links that make women scientists’ profiles more accessible.

We want to emphasize that no subject knowledge or Wikipedia editing experience is necessary! For those who are new to Wikipedia, we will have an introductory workshop that will teach the basics of creating new articles and editing existing Wikipedia articles. Registration is online, and is strongly encouraged. Attendees will also have the opportunity to explore and learn more about the Makerspace, a part of the UNC Libraries’ Research Hub initiative.


WHEN: April 16, 2015 from 6:00PM-10:00PM. While we have an official start and end time, we encourage anyone who is interested in participating to come when you are free and stay for as long as you like!

WHERE: Kenan Science Library and Makerspace on the UNC-Chapel Hill campus in Venable Hall, ground floor.

WHO: We welcome anyone to participate with us!

  • Experienced or new Wikipedians (We will provide assistance with Wikipedia formatting and syntax.)
  • Scientists and non-scientists! (The Kenan Science Library will help provide resources to assist with your research.)
  • UNC faculty, staff, and students.

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE YOU ARRIVE: The Kenan Science Library is located on the ground floor of Venable Hall (G301). Volunteers will be there to greet you.

  • While there will be computers available, we encourage you to bring your own laptop! If you have not connected to the UNC wireless network before, volunteers will be available to help you set your computer up.
  • Parking at UNC is free in most lots after 5PM. We have planned our event so that you will be able to park in the Venable parking lot.

WILL THERE BE FOOD?: Yes! Participants will have access to refreshments and pizza throughout the event. We want to keep our participants fueled and happy!

Participating Remotely[edit]

We understand that not everyone will be able to make it to the event on the 16th. We want you to still have the opportunity to participate, so please feel free to participate remotely!

Throughout the event, we will be updating this page in real time. Participants will be able to identify the articles or tasks that they would most like to complete. Throughout the event, comments and questions can either be emailed to uncwise(at)gmail(dot)com or tweeted to @UNC_WISE with the hashtag #UNCWISEeditathon. If you are participating remotely, don’t forget to edit this page and RSVP below!

Suggested Topics[edit]

We will be using the Women in Science to guide our edit-a-thon. Participants are encouraged to pursue their own interests, as well. This list contains articles to be created as well as articles to be improved, so feel free to identify an article that matches how ambitious you feel!

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

Carolina Women Scientists[edit]

The University of North Carolina has many renown women scientists who have pages which could be expanded or created. Here are a few suggestions and references.

Carolina Alumni Review (2014) Chemistry Chair...honored by GAA, Carolina Alumni Review (2006) Four Earn Professorships for Excellence-in-Teaching Women in Science (2002) post

Articles to be created or expanded[edit]

Scientist Template: Click here

The names of the women below were first generated on the WikiProject Women Scientists worklist of articles that need to be created or improved.



Online Research Sources[edit]

Research Sources on hand at Reference Desk[edit]

  • Bailey, M. J. American Women in Science: a Biographical Dictionary; ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, 1994.
  • Bursey, M. M. Carolina Chemists : Sketches From Chapel Hill; University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Chapel Hill, 1982.
  • Millar, D. [et. al.] The Cambridge Dictionary of Scientists; Cambridge University Press: Cambridge, 1996.
  • Rayner-Canham, M. F. Women in Chemistry: Their Changing Roles From Alchemical Times to the Mid-Twentieth Century; Chemical Heritage Foundation: Philadelphia, 2001.
  • Rossiter, M. W. Women Scientists in America: Forging a New World Since 1972; Johns Hopkins University Press: Baltimore, MD, 2012.
  • Swaby, R. Headstrong, 52 Women Who Changed Science - and the World; Broadway Books: New York, 2015.
  • Wayne, T. K. American Women of Science Since 1900, Vols. 1 & 2; ABC-CLIO: Santa Barbara, CA, 2011.
  • Women in chemistry and Physics: a Biobibliographic Sourcebook; Grinstein, L. S., Rose, R. K. and Rafailovich, M. H., EDs.; Greenwood Press: Westport, CT, 1993.
  • Women of Science: Righting the Record; Kass-Simon, G. and Farnes, P., EDs.; Indiana University Press: Bloomington IN, 1990.

Wikipedia Help[edit]

Video Tutorials

These video tutorials were put together to support the Art + Feminism Meetup, but they are extremely helpful for all new Wikipedia editors. Thanks Art + Feminism Meetup!

Participant List[edit]

Registration is strongly encouraged so that we can budget appropriately to feed participants! If you haven't yet, please consider registering here! Please add your name below if you are planning to attend.

  1. kgreeves (talk) 21:40, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
  2. MichChemGSI (talk) 16:01, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
  3. Eyoungstrom (talk) 00:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  4. cmcmahon418 (talk) 00:20, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
  5. 02:46, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
  6. Rhubarb pi (talk) 00:02, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  7. jckinlaw(talk) 09:30, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  8. Advancescience (talk) 14:32, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
  9. CbhUNC (talk) 21:31, 8 April 2015 (UTC)
  10. polavara (talk) 13:20, 10 April 2015 (UTC)
  11. smurray717 (talk) 18:31, 12 April 2015 (UTC)
  12. Rockcairn (talk) 01:14, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  13. Hthomson1 (talk) 14:46, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
  14. Gene Hobbs (talk) 15:09, 14 April 2015 (UTC)
  15. LetsStarrt (talk) 00:52, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  16. Cortnie330 (talk) 09:45, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
  17. Kweeks07 (talk) 16:25, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  18. 18:32, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  19. desmaloop
  20. Aml041515 (talk) 23:16, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
  21. Nicholasenj (talk) 00:18, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  22. Teapotsinorbit (talk) 00:19, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  23. Carolinabay (talk) 00:20, 17 April 2015 (UTC)
  24. Chilledfall (talk) 01:11, 17 April 2015 (UTC)

Event Outcomes[edit]

This section will be update following the event to communicate all of the changes the hard work of our editors produced.

Articles improved:

Articles created:

Other local edit-a-thons[edit]

This is one of several edit-a-thons happening in Chapel Hill and Durham in March and April 2015. If you're in the area, please consider participating in the following meet-ups as well!