B&B Digital Badges Program

The Brains & Behavior program is excited to announce our new initiative, the B&B Digital Badge Program. As you may know, Brains & Behavior supports its staff, faculty, and students in their curricular pursuits through fellowships, retreats, lectures, seminars, seed grants, and more! What you may not know, is that the B&B community is very active outside the classroom and lab.

With the new B&B Digital Badge Program, we aim to recognize the students, staff, and faculty who go above and beyond. With this digital credential, recipients will be able to share their extracurricular accomplishments via LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and more.

Each badge is backed by metadata detailing criteria that must be met for the award. Future employers and institutions will be able to click on the badge to see what each badge represents. Want to link your recent op-ed to your badge? No problem! Each badge can be personalized with evidence of accomplishment.

*Badges are issued through the Badgr Platform, the core of the Open Badges ecosystem*

List of current available digital badges

This badge represents a brains and behavior fellow, scholar, faculty or staff member (or NI student) who is not just a scientist, but also a science communicator.

 

Levels
Science Talker: All recipients of this level of the badge attended a Science Communication Conference or contributes to departmental social media at least 15 times a year.

Science Translator:Attended a Science Communication Conference and also contributes to departmental social media at least 10 times a year.

Science Communicator: Completes all elements of Science Talker & Translator and also published an op-ed somewhere in either print or online, describing a complex and technical concept [OR] initiated and manages a platform by which science is translated on a regular basis (ie: podcast, magazine, newsletter, etc.)

Science Illustrator: Has published in web or in print at least 3 scientific concepts via original illustration.

This badge represents a brains and behavior fellow, scholar, faculty or staff member (or NI student) who is not just a scientist, but also goes above and beyond for their department and/or institution through volunteering their time and/or resources.

Science Citizen: All recipients of this level of the badge have demonstrated good citizenship by taking active roles in their departments by volunteering for administrative jobs or duties, that go above and beyond their lab / school work and/or job description. Specifically, faculty, staff or students have volunteered for 3 projects per year. Examples might include sitting on a panel, manning a booth, hosting a speaker, etc.

This badge represents a brains and behavior fellow, scholar, faculty or staff member (or NI student) who is not just a scientist, but also possesses leadership qualities.

 

Science Leader: All recipients of this level of the badge take on leadership roles in his/her/their community/professional sphere. This may include, but is not strictly limited to, chairing or sitting on a committee.

This badge represents a brains and behavior fellow, scholar, faculty or staff member (or NI student) who is not just a scientist, but also spends their time reaching out beyond the lab to the public, classrooms and other non-profit entities.

Science Outreach Advocate: All recipients of this badge have demonstrated their commitment to outreach by attending at least three outreach events per year.

 This badge represents a brains and behavior fellow or NI student who is not just a scientist, but has also demonstrated an ability to secure funding.

 

Science Rainmaker: All recipients of this badge have gone above and beyond their graduate student duties and secured funding on top of their GSU stipend/fellowship to support their projects. Criteria: *Graduate Student in good standing *Secured a grant or financial award for their work at GSU.

Email Associate Director Liz Weaver and

  1. Tell us which digital badge you are would like to receive.
  2. Tell us in a short paragraph why you think you deserve this badge, specifically listing how you met the badges criteria.
  3. Provide evidence for your accomplishments.