Wiki Scientist Course

Elevating the Visibility of Minorities and Women Physicists on Wikipedia

Be a leader in engaging the physics community.

With approximately 500 million views a month, Wikipedia is one of the most popular and best-known websites in the world. However, you may be surprised to learn that fewer than 18% of the biographies on the site are about women. APS encourages you to take an active role in raising that percentage. Give a voice to the voiceless and impact your field by applying to our upcoming Wiki Scientist Course, Highlighting Women and Minorities in STEM on Wikipedia. Dates will be announced shortly.

APS and Wiki Education (WikiEdu) are launching this course to help you discover new ways to break barriers for underrepresented groups in the sciences. In this weekly course, you will meet online via Zoom and receive training from Wikipedia experts as you create entries that uplift marginalized populations in physics. WikiEdu will facilitate collaborative work among participants, immersing you in the world behind Wikipedia.

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If accepted and additional financial aid is needed, please email physicscentral@aps.org before the decision confirmation deadline (date will be in the acceptance email).