Awards In September of this year, I was recognized with a Special Act Award by the National Science Foundation in recognition of extra-programmatic activities I was engaged in during my first year as a rotating Program Director. 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! http://www.psychologicalscience.org/redesign/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/2017-Rising-Stars.pdf 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). 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. 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.