Looking Back on 2018: Scientist-Politicians Make a Wave in the Midterm Elections

by Helen H. Kang For scientist-politicians in the US, 2018 was a landmark year. Following November’s Midterm Elections, seven scientists will head to Washington to serve on the US Congress.1 At the state and local level, over 70 scientists across the country ran for political offices.2 The strength of this pro-science movement at every level … Continue reading Looking Back on 2018: Scientist-Politicians Make a Wave in the Midterm Elections

500 Women Scientists NYC Hosts 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Increase the Visibility of Women in STEM

by Laura GarcĂ­a Ibáñez Wikipedia has become one of the most commonly accessed web page for information. As 90% of Wikipedia editors are males,* it is not surprising that many notable women and non-white scientists are lacking Wikipedia pages. Furthermore, many existing pages for women scientists are obsolete, lacking relevant information about their work, or providing … Continue reading 500 Women Scientists NYC Hosts 2018 Wikipedia Edit-a-thon to Increase the Visibility of Women in STEM