• ASBMB 2016 Annual Meeting

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Sponsored by the ASBMB Public Outreach Committee and the Simons Foundation

Monday April 4, 2016
6:30 – 9:00 PM
San Diego Convention Center, Room 14B

With nearly 35 million articles in 288 languages (and growing), Wikipedia has become a staple of internet culture and a standard reference for the general public since its inception in 2001. To help improve the quality of biochemistry and molecular biology-themed Wikipedia pages, ASBMB, in conjunction with the Wiki Education Foundation’s Year of Science, will host a BMB-themed Wikipedia edit-a-thon at EB2016. The edit-a-thon will take place during “ASBMB Game Night,” an informal, science-focused event for students and post-docs during the meeting. 

Click HERE to participate in this event! No prior experience with Wiki-editing required, we will have experts on hand to guide you through the process. All you need is a willingness to learn and a laptop!

If you've never considered editing Wikipedia before, click here for some tips for first time editors.                       

The Wikipedia Year of Science 2016 is an unprecedented targeted initiative designed to improve Wikipedia’s potential for communicating science to the public. The multi-faceted effort is a program conceived and run by the Wiki Education Foundation ("Wiki Ed”), with support from the Simons Foundation.

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