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Society Digital Badging

Here's all you need to know about digital badges and how to claim them

Society for Science & the Public and the sponsors of its competitions are pleased to present an online badging system to recognize high school students' participation and achievement in science fairs and independent student research.

Through this program, students who participate in Society-affiliated science fairs, as well as those who take part in the Society's premier high school science competitions -- the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) -- will be able to claim, display, share and promote the badges they've earned. Badges also will be awarded to the science fair community at-large, including educators, mentors, judges and volunteers who take part in Intel ISEFand Regeneron STS.

What is a digital badge?

Digital badges are a way to recognize skills and achievement gained outside of an official school or work setting.

Digital badging has gained popularity recently as a key ingredient in online and informal education -- it’s a way to inspire learning, certify achievement and validate that you’ve acquired new knowledge or skills. You can learn more about our digital badging program on the badging website’s FAQ page.

How do I claim my badge?

If you are eligible for a digital badge, you may view, share and manage the public display of your badge(s) by following these instructions:

  • To view your badge(s) you must have a Society username and password. If you already know your login/password, log in. If you don't remember your user name or password, you can recover that information.

  • Whenever you want to view your badges in the future, you may log in either from the Society badging website or the Society website. You will then be directed to your My Account page. From there, follow the My Badges link.

  • Please email us if you have any questions or experience any difficulties claiming your badge.

  • Society for Science & the Public (the Society) and Intel, a longtime Society sponsor and partner, created this badging platform as part of the Mozilla Open Badges initiative, a new online standard to recognize and verify learning.

This digital badging project was made possible by a grant from the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, part of the Digital Media Learning Competition, in collaboration with the Macarthur, Gates, and Mozilla Foundations.

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