Wikipedia:WikiProject Women scientists

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Welcome to WikiProject Women Scientists, a WikiProject dedicated to ensuring quality and coverage of biographies of women scientists. Unfortunately, part of Wikipedia's systemic bias is that women in science are woefully underrepresented. Let's change that!

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Here are a few places to start in bridging the representation gap for women in science on Wikipedia:

  1. translate articles about women scientists from and into other language Wikipedias (some suggestions)
  2. support nominations of women scientists to be included in vital article collections
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  1. Keilana - interested in women scientists because I'm training to be one!
  2. SarahStierch
  3. Lquilter - partnered with a woman scientist ...
  4. Czar
  5. KTC
  6. Ricky916
  7. RockMagnetist (talk · contribs) - interested in all scientific biographies and reducing systemic bias
  8. Gobonobo
  9. Gloriamarie
  10. Dcrjsr - I am a woman scientist myself, and I edit science biographies as part of WikiProject Biophysics
  11. Netha
  12. static shakedown
  13. Gamaliel (talk) I wrote a bunch of these in 2011. It's good to see a project dedicated to filling in these redlinks.
  14. Tom Morris
  15. Daria Cybulska (WMUK) (talk) - interested in sharing this project at events
  16. DocTree
  17. (talk)
  18. Ginger Maine Coon - I am a woman biochemist myself.
  19. Araucana will work on women in ecology, ESP historical
  20. Girona7 - have long been adding to such topics; I organize related Wiki events in the New England area
  21. phoebe / (talk to me) - have also been working on these for a long time, especially adding references
  22. hfordsa - I'd love to write about non-Western women scientists
  23. Kirill Lokshin
  24. Harej (talk)
  25. Rohini Woman engineer, tech journalist, associated with Gender gap in India.
  26. Mary Mark Ockerbloom (talk) -- Editor of A Celebration of Women Writers; working as Wikipedian in Residence at the Chemical Heritage Foundation
  27. drlmshillito
  28. Djembayz
  29. FloNight
  30. Stardarks
  31. Hildabast
  32. Shudde
  33. User:Geeklizzard I like to work on bios of women, especially women in STEM & literature!
  34. Hrothulf. I heard the call on Wikipedia Weekly Episode 105.
  35. LizBajjalieh
  36. Penny Richards
  37. Iamozy (talk) - female neuroscientist
  38. Rosiestep
  39. Brainy J
  40. Samwalton9
  41. 97198 – mainly interested in women in medicine
  42. dgorsline women ornithologists, botanists, other naturalists
  43. meghaninmotion
  44. Ambrosia10 - NZ women scientists & women scientists at the Smithsonian
  45. Brinacor
  46. Rich Farmbrough (talk · contribs)
  47. Jesslynnq STEM librarian
  48. Ravenclaw27 STEM university student
  49. Doctorseeba (talk)
  50. Innotata
  51. Leela0808
  52. Twistthespine
  53. Justine
  54. Fairgeek I write articles about women history has overlooked, including scientists
  55. Jocelyndurrey
  56. Mhpmiller
  57. Geog Q (talk) 23:38, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
  58. Opabinia regalis
  59. Digitaleffie
  60. Uncommon_fritillary
  61. cmcmahon418 Particularly interested in women in chemistry
  62. Smirkybec particularly interested in Irish scientists, or those who were active in Ireland.
  63. Ozhu (talk · contribs)
  64. MartinPoulter (talk · contribs) Wikimedian In Residence at the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford from April 2015 to march 2016 so can probably help with anything related to Oxford University. Interested in representing women's achievements, not just in biographies of women
  65. Psanchez820 (talk) 21:44, 17 August 2015 (UTC) I am a molecular biologist working on my PhD with a project in cancer genomics in Mexico.
  66. Pharaoh of the Wizards
  67. Iamthecheese44
  68. Megalibrarygirl, I just enjoy writing women's bios for wiki. Any science is good science. ;) Megalibrarygirl (talk) 22:33, 27 November 2015 (UTC)
  69. Netherzone
  70. LeoRomero (talk · contribs) - I always wanted to be a woman scientist
  71. Le Prof - bec. my training, perspective were much influenced by Yvonne Connolly Martin.
  72. Alybrarian (talk) - Science librarian; particular interest in early female marine scientists and female astronomers
  73. Amachka (talk) 22:51, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
  74. Spc72894 (talk) 15:15, 19 February 2016 (UTC) Biomedical science student
  75. Emjackson42 (talk) 20:21, 27 February 2016 (UTC) Botany Librarian
  76. I, JethroBT drop me a line 07:34, 10 March 2016 (UTC)
  77. mellyphant (talk · contribs) - We need more awareness of women in science if we are to get more women into science!
  78. LaMèreVeille When I noticed that not all the women from French Academy of Sciences were on the, I decided to write their biography. I'll contribute translating bio in French.
  79. Michael Goodyear
  80. Cypherquest (talk · contribs) 20 March 2016 (CST)
  81. Sarahshoes66 ScienceGrrl interested in helping out the project
  82. Newtonianidealist
  83. Alafarge (talk) 22:16, 19 August 2016 (UTC) Realized I should join because I keep writing in this area
  84. Mvitulli (talk · contribs) 22 August 2016 I have long been writing and editing in this are so I'd thought I'd add my name to the list. Please get in touch if you are interested in increasing bios of female mathematicians
  85. Microbe26 (talk) 02:41, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  86. Zeromonk (talk) 14:21, 1 September 2016 (UTC)
  87. Grrrlriot (talk)
  88. Manicatorman (talk)
  89. Viking59 (talk · contribs) I'm already in the french project of Women in red, i'll start editing more on the english wikipedia
  90. Rsousa13 (talk · contribs)
  91. Shannon_Garcia
  92. Universe&u (talk · contribs)
  93. Layka100 (talk) 15:57, 8 March 2017 (UTC) Historian and Philosopher of science and mostly active in the Dutch chapter.
  94. Femmto15 Very excited to join the project! Female PhD in chemistry, environmental science, neuroscience
  95. gwendy (talk) 15:24, 15 March 2017 (UTC)



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