Hoosier Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon



Indiana Humanities
Indiana State Library, 315 West Ohio Street
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Saturday, October 21, 2017, 9AM-2PM


Hoosiers are inventors, creators and innovators—we question, we tinker, we imagine. From the development of TV to the first man on the moon to the first video game console, Hoosier scientists, engineers, doctors and entrepreneurs have led the way. Yet most of the stories we tell are stories about men. In the history of STEM and innovation in Indiana, women’s stories have often been overlooked or poorly told.

To fix this problem, Indiana Humanities, the Indiana Historical Bureau, the Indiana State Library, the Indiana Department of Historic Preservation and Archaeology and the Indiana Historical Society are teaming up for a Hoosier Women in STEM Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon! Hoosier history lovers, including volunteers, reference librarians and specialists—are invited to take part in this fun and focused day of research, writing and fellowship. This event is part of Indiana Humanities’ Quantum Leap initiative, exploring the intersection of the humanities and STEM.

On the day of, we’ll have on hand librarians and experts, research materials and step-by-step instructions for how to create or edit Wikipedia entries. Anyone can join the fun—no prior Wikipedia editing experience necessary! Stay for an hour, stay for the long haul. You can team up with others or work with a buddy. We’ll have computers available, though you’re encouraged to bring your own laptop. The event is free and snacks and caffeine will be provided throughout the day and a complimentary lunch will be served to fuel your edits. However, Is it essential that you sign up for a Wikipedia account before the event. Go to goo.gl/EYRZ3D to make an account– it’s quick and easy.

Prior to the event, we’ll send details about where to park and other highlights for the day.

Contact Jessie Cortesi (jcortesi@indianahumanities.org)

About Quantum Leap
Quantum Leap explores and celebrates the spirit of possibility and problem-solving that occurs when we bridge the humanities with science, technology, engineering, math and medicine. www.IndianaHumanities.org/QuantumLeap