First Steps

Log in to Wikipedia if you have an account, or “Request an account” if you don’t already have one. Logging in to Wikipedia through the outreach dashboard is important, as it will be the way that your edits are recognized as part of the edit-a-thon event.

4. Choose an article about a woman in the sciences

5. Once you’ve chosen an article to edit, you can assign yourself the article through the outreach dashboard.

6. Make your edits.  

Writing a New Article

Write new content for Wikipedia. Please note that Wikipedia now requires that your account must be active for over 96 hours and that you make at least ten edits before you can create a new Wikipedia article.

Here is a great place to start a new article.

You can also start with a women in red article, the link is listed below. 

List of Pages to edit

Sau Lan Wu: particle physicist

Tiera Guinn Fletcher: designer and structural analysts building the Space Launch System for NASA 

Sanghamitra Bandyopadhyay: computer scientist specializing in computational biology

Meemann Chang: paleontologist at the Institute of Vertebrate Paleontology and Paleoanthropology

Alice Catherine Evans: pioneering American microbiologist

Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin: astronomer and astrophysicist 

Barbara Rae-Venter: genetic genealogist

Marie Maynard Daly: biochemist

Olive Wetzel Dennis: railway engineer

Nora Stanton Barney: civil engineer, architect, and suffragist

Susan Solomon: atmospheric chemist

Magda Staudinger:  biologist and botanist 

Alma Howard: radio biologist

Mary G. Ross: first female engineer in the history of Lockheed

Lucy Shapiro: developmental biologist.

Helen Morningstar: professor in Geology and Paleontology

Erica Baker: engineer and engineering manager

Katharine Bishop: medical physician, discovered Vitamin E

Valerie Taylor: computer scientist 

Anita Borg: computer scientist

Women in geology page

Find an article to improve

Read the Wikipedia WikiProject for Women in Science to learn more about what the Wikipedia Community thinks is a priority in women in science.

Check out what women are currently in wikipedia and how they are categorized: 


* Women in Red refers to wikipedia pages that do not have any information added.