This award honors outstanding individuals who have displayed excellence in areas of science communications, education, advancing diversity, mentoring, or community engagement.
In collaboration with Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore City Public Schools has adopted a program to strengthen science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) instruction in the district’s elementary schools. The partnership marks a significant milestone for SABES—STEM Achievement in Baltimore Elementary Schools—which was designed to prepare students for recently introduced Next Generation Science Standards and bolster teachers’ command […]
Starting July 1, 2017, Materials Science and Engineering professor Michael Falk will assume the position of Vice Dean of Undergraduate Education. The position is part of the Dean’s Leadership Team and Executive Council. This new appointment will require Professor Falk to split his time, but he will still teach and pursue his research within the […]
When materials scientists want to create steel with specific properties—say, a certain combination of strength, hardness, and fracture resistance—they know how to approach the problem. They can add carbon and other elements to the iron in just the right quantities, and they can adjust the heat-treating process. Those interventions will have predictable effects because most […]
Professor Michael Falk details SABES, a program designed to engage the community in addition to students as it promotes science, technology, engineering and math, in US News & World Report.
Inside Higher Ed recently covered a report issued by the American Physical Society’s (APS) committee on LGBT Climate in Physics. Michael Falk, professor of materials science and engineering, serves as chair of the committee.
The group has been charged with ensuring that the university’s programs, policies, and practices with regards to student psychological well-being meet the needs of JHU’s students.
Through a series of initiatives directed at local K-12 schools that have been implemented piece by piece over the years, the university is directly engaged with the urban, and occasionally troubled, community that surrounds its campus.