01talk

The “talking science” badge.

Required for all members. Assumes the recipient conducts himself/herself in such a manner as to talk science whenever he/she gets the chance. Not easily fazed by looks of disinterest from friends or the act of “zoning out” by well intentioned loved ones. (DN)

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01talk

The “talking science” badge.

Required for all members. Assumes the recipient conducts himself/herself in such a manner as to talk science whenever he/she gets the chance. Not easily fazed by looks of disinterest from friends or the act of “zoning out” by well intentioned loved ones. (DN)

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00smalltroop

Troop Badge

For the propagation of an ideal where science communicators can meet firstly, for drinks; secondly, for communicating; and ultimately, for networking. Joining is easy – just embrace the cause, play the twitter game, sign up at the Facebook site, and pay respect to the following:

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00smalltroop

Troop Badge

For the propagation of an ideal where science communicators can meet firstly, for drinks; secondly, for communicating; and ultimately, for networking. Joining is easy – just embrace the cause, play the twitter game, sign up at the Facebook site, and pay respect to the following:

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A17scio

The “I attended ScienceOnline and connected to a web of science leaders & communicators” badge.

Previously known as the “I attended ScienceOnline and all I got was this stinking badge” badge…. (BZ, AZ, KT)

A17scio

The “I attended ScienceOnline and connected to a web of science leaders & communicators” badge.

Previously known as the “I attended ScienceOnline and all I got was this stinking badge” badge…. (BZ, AZ, KT)

A24weaponizedlaser

The “I make weaponized lasers” badge.

Yet another one of our more self explanatory badges. (CLW)

A24weaponizedlaser

The “I make weaponized lasers” badge.

Yet another one of our more self explanatory badges. (CLW)

A23makelasers

The “I make lasers” badge

In which recipient makes lasers. Kind of simple but awesome.

A23makelasers

The “I make lasers” badge

In which recipient makes lasers. Kind of simple but awesome.

A22sciencesequipment3

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL III)

In which, recipients have designed and constructed entirely new and novel scientific equipment. A scientific apparatus that makes more scientific apparatus also counts. (TML)

A22sciencesequipment3

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL III)

In which, recipients have designed and constructed entirely new and novel scientific equipment. A scientific apparatus that makes more scientific apparatus also counts. (TML)

A21sciencesequipment2

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL II)

In which users have designed and constructed their own scientific equipment. Laughing maniacally throughout this process is optional. (TML)

A21sciencesequipment2

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL II)

In which users have designed and constructed their own scientific equipment. Laughing maniacally throughout this process is optional. (TML)

A20sciencesequipment1

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL I)

In which, users have tweaked or hacked existing science equipment for improved or novel uses. Examples involving scotch tape and paper clips also count. (TML)

A20sciencesequipment1

The “I’m all about the science equipment” badge (LEVEL I)

In which, users have tweaked or hacked existing science equipment for improved or novel uses. Examples involving scotch tape and paper clips also count. (TML)

A19moonlanding

The “I punch moon-landing deniers” badge.

That’s right. You’ve got Buzz Aldrin’s back… (PW)

A19moonlanding

The “I punch moon-landing deniers” badge.

That’s right. You’ve got Buzz Aldrin’s back… (PW)

A18namingspecies

The “I have a species named after me” badge.

In which the wearer is a latter day Linneaus.

A18namingspecies

The “I have a species named after me” badge.

In which the wearer is a latter day Linneaus.

A17namingconstant

The “I have an equation or constant named after me” badge

In which this badge is pretty much akin to science royalty (MG).

A17namingconstant

The “I have an equation or constant named after me” badge

In which this badge is pretty much akin to science royalty (MG).

A16citizenscience

The “who needs a post graduate degree? I can do science… CITIZEN SCIENCE!” badge.

In which we come to terms that good science can also be done by the general public. (NHM)

A16citizenscience

The “who needs a post graduate degree? I can do science… CITIZEN SCIENCE!” badge.

In which we come to terms that good science can also be done by the general public. (NHM)

A15weather

The “I have survived dangerously inclement weather in the name of science” badge

In which the recipient has experience extreme weather hazards, all in the attempt to get data for science.

A15weather

The “I have survived dangerously inclement weather in the name of science” badge

In which the recipient has experience extreme weather hazards, all in the attempt to get data for science.

A14supplementalfig

The “f*** me but a significant portion of my post-grad degree was spent on a lousy supplemental figure” badge

Link to the supplemental figure and approximate time involved would be greatly appreciated.

A14supplementalfig

The “f*** me but a significant portion of my post-grad degree was spent on a lousy supplemental figure” badge

Link to the supplemental figure and approximate time involved would be greatly appreciated.

A13humanskeleton

The “I have an actual human skeleton in my office” badge

With the assumption that there is a good sound reason for this (and that this doesn’t include those found in living bodies). (GGP)

A13humanskeleton

The “I have an actual human skeleton in my office” badge

With the assumption that there is a good sound reason for this (and that this doesn’t include those found in living bodies). (GGP)

A12venom

The “I’ve been envenomated by one of my research subjects” badge

Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)

A12venom

The “I’ve been envenomated by one of my research subjects” badge

Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)

A10celebrity

The “I’m a scientist but people tell me I look like a celebrity” badge.

It goes without saying that a link to a picture is required for this badge. (SH)

A10celebrity

The “I’m a scientist but people tell me I look like a celebrity” badge.

It goes without saying that a link to a picture is required for this badge. (SH)

A05government

The “I have served on a government advisory panel” badge.

Enjoying this experience is not a prerequisite. (GS)

A05government

The “I have served on a government advisory panel” badge.

Enjoying this experience is not a prerequisite. (GS)

A04compsci6

The “I have toggled programs into memory in binary on a regular basis” badge.

Kind of like our level 6 computer programming badge (obviously computer folk are fond of their badges). (GS)

A04compsci6

The “I have toggled programs into memory in binary on a regular basis” badge.

Kind of like our level 6 computer programming badge (obviously computer folk are fond of their badges). (GS)

A03compsci5

The “I have programmed using plugboards or punchcards” badge.

Kind of like our level 5 computer programming badge. (GS)

A03compsci5

The “I have programmed using plugboards or punchcards” badge.

Kind of like our level 5 computer programming badge. (GS)

98scq

The “I’ve published at the Science Creative Quarterly” badge.

Because Science Scouts are not above gratuitous product placements either.

98scq

The “I’ve published at the Science Creative Quarterly” badge.

Because Science Scouts are not above gratuitous product placements either.

97twitter

The “I use twitter to spread science” badge.

Science in less than 140 characters is beautiful too (DN).

97twitter

The “I use twitter to spread science” badge.

Science in less than 140 characters is beautiful too (DN).

96radio

The “Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah, I’ve got a radio gig” badge.

In which the recipient plays a significant science performance role on radio. Bonus marks if recipient is wearing their lab coat during the broadcast. (SN)

96radio

The “Nyah nyah nyah nyah nyah, I’ve got a radio gig” badge.

In which the recipient plays a significant science performance role on radio. Bonus marks if recipient is wearing their lab coat during the broadcast. (SN)

95stringtheory

The “string theory… I soooo get it” badge.

Want to argue about the merits of this topic? To quote a great movie: “Bring it on!” (RD)

95stringtheory

The “string theory… I soooo get it” badge.

Want to argue about the merits of this topic? To quote a great movie: “Bring it on!” (RD)

94quantummechanics

The “quantum mechanics… I soooo get it” badge.

And not afraid to make fun of those who don’t (RD).

94quantummechanics

The “quantum mechanics… I soooo get it” badge.

And not afraid to make fun of those who don’t (RD).

93funding3

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL III).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $10,000,000 (SN).

93funding3

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL III).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $10,000,000 (SN).

92funding2

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL II).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $1,000,000 (SN).

92funding2

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL II).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $1,000,000 (SN).

91funding1

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL I).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $100,000 (SN).

91funding1

The “I somehow convinced someone to part with a lot of money for science” badge (LEVEL I).

A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $100,000 (SN).

90emergencyevacuation

The “emergency evacuation due to science” badge.

Sort of self explanatory – should be a good story or two here… (DL).

90emergencyevacuation

The “emergency evacuation due to science” badge.

Sort of self explanatory – should be a good story or two here… (DL).

89rocklicker

The “rock licker” badge.

In which recipients have honed their palate to distinguish fossil from bone, since licking rocks purely for fun is kind of weird (B).

89rocklicker

The “rock licker” badge.

In which recipients have honed their palate to distinguish fossil from bone, since licking rocks purely for fun is kind of weird (B).

88stuckinthelab3

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL III).

In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full month away from your bed (KS).

88stuckinthelab3

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL III).

In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full month away from your bed (KS).

87stuckinthelab2

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL II).

In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full week away from your bed (KS).

87stuckinthelab2

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL II).

In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full week away from your bed (KS).

86stuckinthelab1

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL I).

In which your science, due to lab work or fieldwork, requires an overnight vigil (KS).

86stuckinthelab1

The “science deprives me of my bed” badge (LEVEL I).

In which your science, due to lab work or fieldwork, requires an overnight vigil (KS).

79cannabis

The “plant kingdom rules!” badge.

Whereby the image on this badge in no way condones any particular type of activity.

79cannabis

The “plant kingdom rules!” badge.

Whereby the image on this badge in no way condones any particular type of activity.

78heart

The “broken heart for science” badge

In which the recipient’s passion for science has led to their significant other leaving (PTP).

78heart

The “broken heart for science” badge

In which the recipient’s passion for science has led to their significant other leaving (PTP).

85space3

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL III).

Whereby the recipient has actually been in space (AP).

85space3

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL III).

Whereby the recipient has actually been in space (AP).

84space2

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL II).

Whereby the recipient has actually been aboard a spacecraft (AP).

84space2

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL II).

Whereby the recipient has actually been aboard a spacecraft (AP).

83space1

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL I).

Whereby the recipient has used a spacecraft simulator (AP).

83space1

The “astronaut” badge (LEVEL I).

Whereby the recipient has used a spacecraft simulator (AP).

76explain3

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL III)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists in their own field (M).

76explain3

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL III)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists in their own field (M).

75explain2

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL II)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists generally (M).

75explain2

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL II)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists generally (M).

74explain1

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL I)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to their parents (M).

74explain1

The “non-explainer” badge (LEVEL I)

Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to their parents (M).