Project Code: STATE-RUS-148

We Need Stinking Badges!

Project Title We Need Stinking Badges!
Project Summary The American Center in Moscow ( is creating a badging program through which virtual visitors can earn digital credentials (badges) by demonstrating problem solving, learning, and professional development. We will begin with 5 subject areas to test the program and then develop from there.
Country Russia
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section PAS
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Program participant will conduct thorough research on the following topics: U.S.--Russian cooperation in space, U.S.--Russian educational and cultural history and current ties, STEM education and business in Russia and the United States, Russian and American cities, and Community Service in Russia and America. Based on the backend research conducted by VSFS participants, IT staff at the American Center will build badging opportunities using the Mozilla Open Badges concept. Ultimately, we hope that our future badge earners in Russia will learn more about the United States, U.S.--Russian cooperation, and will be encouraged to create additional opportunities for credentialing.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Experience with library science, specifically badging would be extremely valuable.