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)
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:
Yet another one of our more self explanatory badges. (CLW)
In which recipient makes lasers. Kind of simple but awesome.
In which, recipients have designed and constructed entirely new and novel scientific equipment. A scientific apparatus that makes more scientific apparatus also counts. (TML)
In which users have designed and constructed their own scientific equipment. Laughing maniacally throughout this process is optional. (TML)
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)
That’s right. You’ve got Buzz Aldrin’s back… (PW)
In which the wearer is a latter day Linneaus.
In which this badge is pretty much akin to science royalty (MG).
In which we come to terms that good science can also be done by the general public. (NHM)
In which the recipient has experience extreme weather hazards, all in the attempt to get data for science.
Link to the supplemental figure and approximate time involved would be greatly appreciated.
With the assumption that there is a good sound reason for this (and that this doesn’t include those found in living bodies). (GGP)
Snakes, scorpions, other anthropods, various spiders, insects, etc. All good. Near death stories are a bonus. (JKS)
Suitable for fiction writers and climatologists alike. (MA)
It goes without saying that a link to a picture is required for this badge. (SH)
Basically for those forced to learn a new language in their pursuit of science. (M)
Crossing the art-science divide. Examples pretty please…
Also referred to as the “patent” badge. (M)
For example – the Large Hadron Collider?
Enjoying this experience is not a prerequisite. (GS)
Kind of like our level 6 computer programming badge (obviously computer folk are fond of their badges). (GS)
Kind of like our level 5 computer programming badge. (GS)
Kind of like out level 4 computer programming badge. (GS)
Kind of like our level 3 computer programming badge. (GS)
Kind of like our level 2 computer programming badge. (GS)
Kind of like our level 1 computer programming badge. (GS)
Because Science Scouts are not above gratuitous product placements either.
Science in less than 140 characters is beautiful too (DN).
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)
Want to argue about the merits of this topic? To quote a great movie: “Bring it on!” (RD)
And not afraid to make fun of those who don’t (RD).
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).
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).
A badge for those who, over a career acting as principal investigator, have secured total research funding awards in excess of $100,000 (SN).
Sort of self explanatory – should be a good story or two here… (DL).
In which recipients have honed their palate to distinguish fossil from bone, since licking rocks purely for fun is kind of weird (B).
In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full month away from your bed (KS).
In which your science, due to Lab work or fieldwork, dictates at least a full week away from your bed (KS).
In which your science, due to lab work or fieldwork, requires an overnight vigil (KS).
A more common sentiment than you would think (JW).
Whereby the image on this badge in no way condones any particular type of activity.
In which the recipient’s passion for science has led to their significant other leaving (PTP).
Whereby the recipient has actually been in space (AP).
Whereby the recipient has actually been aboard a spacecraft (AP).
Whereby the recipient has used a spacecraft simulator (AP).
Pictures required to obtain this badge (J).
Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists in their own field (M).
Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to other scientists generally (M).
Where the recipient can no longer explain what they do to their parents (M).
Out of the millions of children who aspire to work with dinosaurs, this recipient is actually someone who does precisely that.