FeMS Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon in Mass Spectrometry
June 5th 7 am-9 am PDT | 9 am-11 am CDT | 10 am-12 pm EDT | 4 pm-6 pm CEST

Learn how to edit Wikipedia articles, and join FeMS in helping improve quality of articles on notable women mass spectrometrists!

We thank 500 Women Scientists for providing us training, resources and support to launch our own edit-a-thon! In partnership with Wiki Education, 500 Women Scientists hosts free 6-week training course on Wikipedia editing for their members, with a focus on improving “biographies for women and gender minorities leading in science, technology, engineering, math, and medicine (STEMM)”.

We also thank Professor Hannes Röst for sharing his expertise in Wikipedia editing and maintaining the list of notable mass spectrometrists!

Whether you join the virtual meeting or not, you can participate at the FeMS Edit-a-thon anytime between May 16 and June 18, at your convenience. Here is what you’ll need to do:

  1. Create a Wikipedia account (if you don’t have one already): Use the “Create account” link in the top right corner on the Wikipedia main page. Choose your username with care—you do not have to be identifiable.
  2. Join the FeMS Edit-a-thon Dashboard: Sign in with your Wikipedia account. Click on “Join program” in the bottom right of the page. This Dashboard helps track our collective edits and measure our impact as we edit together around the world. It also has links to training videos and documents.
  3. Start editing! To find the list of women mass spectrometrists, go to the Dashboard, click on “Articles” at the top, then “Available Articles” on the top right, find an article that you would like to edit and click the “Assign myself” button next to the article.

Please don’t edit or write an article about yourself, a close friend, colleague, collaborator, or your employer—this would be considered a conflict of interest on Wikipedia.

In-person Events at ASMS

Networking for Scientists: Celebrating Women Mass Spectrometrists
June 6th 5:45 pm – 7:00 pm Room 101

Join us at the ASMS Monday Evening Workshop!

Agilent Reception in Support of FeMS
June 6th. 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm Room 101. Registration coming soon!
Please note the date change!

Speaker Opportunities:

We are actively searching for speakers at FeMS events. Do you have a topic you’d like us to cover? Are you interested in being a featured speaker? Is there someone you’d like to see present at our events? Contact us!

About Transition Talks:

To help promote networking for those searching for jobs in this crazy time, FeMS would like to institute Transition Talks where ALL graduate students and post docs in MS-related fields within one year of transition are welcome to participate. Additionally, students looking for an internship may apply. Click here to submit a Transition Talk!