Submissions:2015/Making 2016 the Wikipedia Year of Science

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Making 2016 the Wikipedia Year of Science
Type of submission
Andrew Lih, Ian Ramjohn, and Ryan McGrady
E-mail address,, and
User:Fuzheado, User:Ian (Wiki Ed), and User:Ryan (Wiki Ed)
American University/Wiki Ed Foundation

This session will be a presentation and brainstorming/coordination session for making 2016 the Wikipedia Year of Science. The YoS is an initiative started by the Wiki Education Foundation but is meant to be movement-wide, to embrace education, GLAM and other initiatives to improve science articles on Wikipedia, close gaps in scientific content, and help more people find free, high-quality information about science.

The announcement of intent for the Year of Science can be found here: Year of Science initiative focuses on science communication, literacy

The main part of this time will be a workshop to brainstorm with Wikipedians, academics and GLAM partners to create initiatives and projects around the YoS theme. The aim is to hold this session on Friday afternoon to allow for DC-based agencies, associations, NGOs and GLAM institutions to attend during work hours.

Among the institutions/individuals invited or targeted to attend include:

  • White House, Office of Science and Technology policy
  • Smithsonian National Museum of American History (confirmed)
  • Smithsonian Dibner Library of the History of Science and Technology (confirmed)
  • Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History
  • Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
  • Smithsonian American Art Museum
  • Centers for Disease Control
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Geographic
  • WikiProject Med Foundation
  • WikiProject Women Scientists (confirmed)
  • National Academy of Science
  • Biophysical Society
  • American Physical Society
  • American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • American Chemical Society
  • Chemical Heritage Foundation, Philadelphia
  • add more

Video recording of session: File:Making 2016 the Wikipedia Year of Science.webm

Length of presentation
60-75 minutes for presentation/brainstorming session
Special schedule requests
Friday afternoon please, to cater to GLAM institutions and professionals
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