Feb 16, 2018 | No Comments | By Jessica Ader
Congratulations to HEMI Fellow Professor Michael Falk for being selected by the Materials Research Society Board of Directors to receive the 2018 MRS Impact Award. Prof. Falk is the vice dean of undergraduate education at JHU, and professor in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, with secondary appointments in the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Mechanical Engineering.
This award honors outstanding individuals who have displayed excellence in areas of science communications, education, advancing diversity, mentoring, or community engagement. He was chosen for the award for “his broad participation in STEM education in Baltimore elementary schools; for bringing attention to professional and educational climate issues faced by LGBTQ students and researchers; and for pioneering research-based methodologies for integrating computation into the Materials Science and Engineering curriculum.”
He will be formally recognized for the award at the 2018 MRS Spring Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona.