Women, especially in STEM fields, are notoriously underrepresented in Wikipedia, the most used information website. Wikipedia edit-a-thons are events where people come together to improve Wikipedia entries. Join us in celebration of Women's History Month as we work to improve entries for women notable for their work in STEM fields.
You do not need to have experience editing Wikipedia to join the event and it is open to ALL genders and identities. Galvin librarians have curated resources you can use to improve articles by adding information and citations. Drop by for part of the event, or hang around for the whole two hours. We will have people (and pizza) on hand to help you get started.
WHEN: March 26th, 2019, from 4 to 6 p.m.
WHERE: The northeast upper-level of the Galvin Library.
PREPARE: Sign up for a Wikipedia account. This is not required but is recommended.
BRING: a device, such as a laptop, to edit articles from. You may also check out a laptop from our Circulation Desk.
This event is co-hosted by The Society of Women Engineers and Galvin Library at Illinois Tech.
Questions? Contact us at email@example.com.