Link to the supplemental figure and approximate time involved would be greatly appreciated.
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)
The “call me a visionary, because I do a pretty convincing science dystopia” badge.
Suitable for fiction writers and climatologists alike. (MA)
The “I can say ‘Danger: High Voltage!’ (or something to that effect) in more than one language” badge.
Basically for those forced to learn a new language in their pursuit of science. (M)
The “that’s right people, I’m an artist, but I do science-y art and it’s cool” badge.
Crossing the art-science divide. Examples pretty please…
The “I could tell you about my research, but then I’d have to kill you” badge.
Also referred to as the “patent” badge. (M)
The “my science equipment is so freaking big, that it’s bigger than where I live” badge.
For example – the Large Hadron Collider?
The “I have served on a government advisory panel” badge.
Enjoying this experience is not a prerequisite. (GS)
The “world’s foremost expert on an obscure subject” badge.
In which the recipient is the leading expert in a fieldthat few others share an interest in. (MH)
The “I’m a scientist who is fundamentally opposed to administrative duties” badge.
Presumably a badge with a scientific consensus even stronger than that seen in the climate change arena.
The “has frozen stuff just to see what happens” badge (LEVEL III)
In which the recipient has frozen something in liquid nitrogen for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
The “has frozen stuff just to see what happens” badge (LEVEL II)
In which the recipient has frozen something in dry ice for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
The “has frozen stuff just to see what happens” badge (LEVEL I)
In which the recipient has frozen something in the freezer for the sake of scientific curiosity. (JL)
The “destroyer of quackery” badge.
In which the recipient never ever backs down from an argument that pits sound science over quackery.
The “arts and crafts” badge.
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)
The “MacGyver” badge.
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)
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)
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: