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Join us to celebrate Women in STEM through a Wikipedia edit-a-thon!

13/09/2021

Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon 2021 Tickets, Fri 17/09/2021 at 10:30 am | Eventbrite

Did you know only 19% of biographies on Wikipedia are about women and a mere 9% of Wikipedia contributors identify as female? Research has shown Women in STEM are particularly underrepresented compared to male counterparts. Time to take some action! Join us for a Wikipedia edit-a thon to create profiles on Wikipedia to highlight the achievements of women in STEM and help reduce the bias in content online.

The event will also feature a Q&A panel featuring Women in STEM from a variety of backgrounds:

Dr Cathy Foley: Australia’s Chief Scientist

Dr Steph Gardner: Researcher for the Centre of Marine Science and Innovation at UNSW Sydney

Dr Eser Zerenturk: Education Manager at Sydney Quantum Academy

We hope to see you there!

Edit-a-thon: 10:30am – 2pm

Panel Start Time: 2:30pm

This event is supported by WikiMedia Australia.

 

University: UNSW Sydney

Authors Centre Participants: Ms. Irene Fernandez de Fuentes

Other Source: Wikipedia