…Although not for lack of trying… (JH)
In which the recipient has frozen something in liquid nitrogen for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
In which the recipient has frozen something in dry ice for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
In which the recipient has frozen something in the freezer for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
(And we mean “ass” in the most holistic of ways). In which the recipient stands up to such miscreants in the work place. Places of science should know better. (SF)
In which the recipient is “hopefully” doing something that is somehow related to human health. (JH)
In which the recipient is now probably having a lot more fun than he/she did before. (JS)
In which the recipient can be so passionate about things of a scientific nature, that he/she may appear surly, rude, and/or unpleasant.
Not necessarily a good thing. (JN)
In which the recipient has had experience with things such as selective breeding, crossing, mate selection, prokaryotic conjugation, fertility studies, STD related microbiology, and/or any other acceptable interpretation of the badge. (RPM)
A special badge for the many children who are alarmingly smart about things of a scientific nature. Smarter than you and I even. (JS)
In which the recipient has released music where a science concept has been broached. (JH)
Lethal when in combination with the “destroyer of quackery” badge. (AC)
In which the recipient never ever backs down from an argument that pits sound science over quackery.
In which the recipient has “borrowed” scientific supplies for the sake of stealth scientific communication. (JG)
Recipients have demonstrated proficiency around open flames in laboratory settings.
Because you can’t have a bunch of badges without an arts and crafts badge. This one assumes the recipient has all manner of “craftiness” with a sciencegeek twist. (AC)
In which the recipient maintains a blog where at least a quarter of the material is about science. Suffice to say, this does not include scientology.
In which the recipient doesn’t have a problem accepting aforementioned free drinks.
In which the recipient has published a science piece at the venerable New Yorker. Pretty much means the recipient has to pay for drinks in subsequent meetings.
In which the recipient plays a significant science performance role in TV. This badge is nullified if recipient is always shown wearing a lab coat. (JG)
In which the recipient has demonstrated that his/her science communciation prowess was handy in simplifying a potentially challenging scenario. For example, was able to escape from unjustified prison term, with the clever use of a paper clip and WD-40. You know, that kind of thing. (Note that display of badge must be accompanied by explanation). (JN)
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: