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Badges for College Credit

Badges for College Credit

A National Science Foundation project, “Badges for College Credit: Motivating learning in informal science programs through a digital badge system,” seeks to bridge informal and formal learning opportunities in partnership with the Future of Flight Foundation, the Pacific Science Center’s Mercer Slough Environmental Education Center, and the Seattle Aquarium.

PI Carrie Tzou led the effort to develop college credit pathways for high school students who engage substantially in the work of these informal science institutions. The project began in October 2013 with a total budget of $1.47 million and completed the one-year no-cost extension on September 30, 2018.