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 according to the Wikimedia Foundation, as of 2020 fewer than 20% 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. The next course will begin in March 2022. Applications are now open!

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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.

Membership is NOT required to participate. For guaranteed enrollment, the registration fee is $500, and many full scholarships are available! Full scholarships are being offered by the following units and committees: Division of Atomic, Molecular & Optical Physics (DAMOP), Division of Quantum Information (DQI), Forum for Early Career Scientists (FECS), Forum on Outreach & Engaging the Public (FOEP), Southeastern Section (SESAPS), and Committee on the Status of Women in Physics (CSWP).

Partial scholarships are also offered to all APS members! These partial scholarships will lower the registration fee to the following:

  • APS undergraduate members: $25
  • APS graduate members: $35
  • APS early career members: $65
  • APS regular or lifetime members: $100

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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).