In the fall of 2017, I was selected by the Association for Psychological Science as a 2017 Rising Star.  This award is for early career scientists, and I’m quite honored to have received it!

In the spring of 2017, I was nominated by the College of Arts and Sciences and selected by the Provost’s office to win the Donald C. Roush Award for Teaching Excellence.  The award was handed out at the 2017 spring convocation.  I’m very proud to have won this award, and look forward to many more courses at NMSU.


In the spring of 2016, I was awarded the Early Career Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity by the Sixteenth Annual University Research Council at New Mexico State University.  The award was handed out at the fall 2016 convocation ceremony.  Here I am with various other university award winners, and Provost Howard (far left) and Chancellor Carruthers (far right).

NMSU faculty award winners are joined by NMSU president Garrey Carruthers, far right, and provost Dan Howard, far left, for a group photo following the 2016 fall convocation ceremony at Atkinson Recital Hall. Awardees include, from left to right, Reza Foudazi, Tom Manz, Karin Wiburg, Hongmei Luo, Michael Hout, James McAteer, Karen Becklin, Erika Gergerich and Kenneth Carroll. (Photo by Andres Leighton) AUG16


In the spring of 2016, I was selected to give a talk at the Salon Discovery series.  I gave a talk entitled, “Watching your eyes: How gaze-tracking technology lets us control gadgets, diagnose disease, and much more.”





In the spring of 2015, I was nominated and selected for one of the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences “Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship” awards, which came with a $1500 contribution to my lab.  My thanks to the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences for this generous award!

Here is the video that accompanied the “Outstanding Achievement in Scholarship” award.

Michael Hout – Outstanding Scholarship Creative Activities from Creative Media Institute on Vimeo.

F&S Poster

In the fall of 2013, I was selected by the NMSU College of Arts and Sciences to deliver a presentation to their annual Colloquium Series Lectures.  I gave a talk entitled, “Vision happens in the brain, not the eyes”, and received a generous $200 award.