Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon
for Diversity in Materials Science and
Engineering (Hybrid Event)

The Annual MS&T Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Engagement Event

Tuesday, October 11, 2022
5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. EDT

In person: Omni William Penn, Three Rivers Room
Virtually: Zoom

Can participate in person or virtually. Snacks and drinks will be provided to those attending in person.

Join us for a collaborative Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon to increase the visibility of underrepresented scientists and engineers in the disciplines served by the Materials Science & Technology (MS&T) partner societies.

Wikipedia is the fifth most popular website in the world, with more than 32 million views a day. However, the contributions of the broad diversity of materials scientists and engineers are often buried or overlooked on Wikipedia resources. Join us to help combat these biases and make the achievements of underrepresented materials scientists and engineers more readily discoverable to the world.

The hybrid event will open with a tutorial on Wikipedia as a useful tool and an editing demonstration. Facilitators will then guide you through making your first edits at your own pace, using biographies, resources, and examples that will be provided as part of the workshop. You will leave the session with the skills and knowledge to continue this important work, either with the colleagues that you meet at the event, or others that you can share your knowledge with.

This program also serves as the Annual MS&T Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Engagement Event, co-organized by ACerS, AIST, and TMS. Thank you to the 500 Women Scientists organization for providing the structure and guidance for this event.

Get Ready to Participate

  • This event will be conducted both in person and via Zoom. If you plan to attend in person, just show up! If you plan to attend via Zoom, please email for the Zoom login information by noon EDT on Oct. 11, 2022.
  • Please create a Wikipedia account before the event so that you can participate fully. You can do that here.
  • No experience in Wikipedia editing necessary. Come prepared to learn!