Society for Science & the Public Digital Badging

Welcome to the Society's digital badging community!

This online badging system recognizes achievement by students and participation by adult educators and volunteers in the Society's science competitions.

Through this website, students who participate in Society for Science & the Public's premier high school science competitions -- the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) and the Regeneron Science Talent Search (Regeneron STS) -- can display, share and promote the badges they have earned. Badges also will be awarded to the science fair community at-large, including educators, mentors, judges and volunteers who take part in Intel ISEF and Regeneron STS. Each past participant will receive a public profile page featuring any awards they’ve won in the Society's competitions and, for more recent winners, the digital badges they’ve been awarded.

What is a digital badge?

Digital Badges are a way to recognize skills and achievements gained outside of the 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. 

The Society and Intel, a longtime SSP sponsor and partner, created this badging platform as part of the Mozilla Open Badges initiative, a new online standard to recognize and verify learning. The development of this website was made possible by a 2012-2013 grant from the Badges for Lifelong Learning Competition, part of the Digital Media Learning Competition, in collaboration with the Macarthur, Gates, and Mozilla Foundations.

How do I get started?

The Society notifies badge recipients by email whenever badges are awarded, typically following judging of our competitions. The Society uses the email address it has on file for students, judges and volunteers of our competitions.

You may view your badges by logging into this Society Badging site:

You can learn more about our digital badging program on our FAQ page.We hope you find this system easy to use and we welcome your feedback. Please send your comments or questions to badging@societyforscience.org.