Lynbrook High School students who entered the 2013 Intel Science Talent Search recently earned a total of 19 digital badges.
This is the first year that Intel and the Society for Science & the Public introduced a digital badging system to recognize special student achievement. The concept of digital badging was instituted as a means to inspire learning, confirm accomplishment and validate the acquisition of knowledge or skills.
Three categories of badges were awarded. Each student who entered the competition received an entry badge, indicating that they had met all of the rigorous requirements of the competition. Initiative badges were awarded to students to acknowledge exceptional accomplishments relative to available resources. Report badges recognized exceptionally well-written college-level reports.