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How One Physicist is Giving Women Scientists the Wikipedia Pages They Deserve

Anyone can edit Wikipedia — and one physicist is wielding that power to give underrepresented scientists their due.

Jess Wade, a postdoctoral research associate at the U.K.’s Imperial College London and longtime STEM diversity advocate, set out this year to write one Wikipedia biography a day to highlight scientists who are women, people of color and LGBTQ. So far, she told Moneyish, she’s up to about 280 pages — including entries for NASA engineer Nagin Cox, crystallographer Oluwatoyin Asojo and Susan Goldberg, the first woman editor of National Geographic.

“There are so many incredible women in science; people of color in science; LGBTQ+ (people in science),” said Wade, 29. “I think that we haven’t done a good enough job at telling the proper stories of the scientists that have contributed to everything we understand about the world around us.”...

To read the full article by Meera Jagannathan, visit Moneyish.

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