Profiling Women in Math on Wikipedia
AWM members at the 2017 Research Symposium took over the UCLA math lounge to write Wikipedia entries on women in mathematics in a daylong “edit-a-thon.”
The hallway outside the lounge was lined with pictures of dead male mathematicians, but the conversation inside focused on living women. “It was so much fun learning how to edit Wikipedia!” said Keisha Cook, a graduate student at the University of Alabama and edit-a-thon participant. “There are so many women in math that need to be recognized. I was happy to be a part of that.” Keisha’s article on Talithia Williams was one of ten new Wikipedia entries created at the symposium.
The entire article can be found in the July/August 2017 Association of Women in Mathematics Newsletter.