A physicist is writing one Wikipedia entry a day to recognize women in science

Jess Wade is a research scientist who champions diversity in the science industry.

(CNN)When she's not working in a physics lab, one London researcher is making sure women in science get the recognition they deserve.

And she's doing it one Wikipedia article at a time.
Jess Wade has written more than 280 Wikipedia pages this year, each highlighting a woman or someone from another group underrepresented in science, she said. She challenged herself to write one piece per day in 2018, and so far, she's outpacing that rate.
    "In writing them, you get so inspired and excited because these people that you are researching ... are absolutely incredible," Wade, a postdoctoral researcher in physics at Imperial College London, told CNN. "It's such a fun thing to do that you get motivated to keep contributing to science because you want to be one of these phenomenal people one day."

    There aren't many women with Wikipedia bios

    Only 17% of Wikipedia's biographies in 2016 were about women, according to the Wikimedia Foundation, the charity that runs the collaboratively edited, online reference project. And when you narrow it down to women in science, technology, engineering and math, often dubbed STEM, the numbers are even lower because women are underrepresented in those fields.
    "When you look up a scientist, the first thing tha