Civil Engineering Professor of the Year, 2003-2004 and 2004-2005. This award is given annually by the NMSU Chi Epsilon Civil Engineering Honor Society to faculty in the Department of Civil Engineering.
NMSU College of Engineering Bromilow Teaching Excellence Award, 2006. This award is given bi-annually by the NMSU College of Engineering.
Junior Faculty / Staff Award for third annual University Research Council Award for Exceptional Achievements in Creative Scholarly Activity, Fall 2003. The award is presented annually by the University Research Council to NMSU faculty and staff in recognition of exceptional research and/or other creative scholarly efforts at NMSU (the Early Career Award is aimed at early career faculty or staff, with an appointment at NMSU between two and six years at the time of nomination).
Undergraduate/ Graduate Student Scholarships
Mike Watts Memorial Scholarship, New Mexico State University, 1992-1994
Dollar Rent-a-Car Scholarship, 1991-1992
MIDCON Corporation Scholarship, Natural Gas Pipeline, 1991-1992
Dean of Engineering Scholarship, New Mexico State University, 1989-1990
Robert and Margaret C. Hood Scholarship, New Mexico State University, 1989-1990
J. Neils Thompson Graduate Fellowship in Structures, The University of Texas at Austin, Spring 1999.
GEM (The National Consortium for Graduate Degrees for Minorities in Science and Engineering) PhD Fellowship, 1995-1996
CHE (Commission for Higher Education) Fellowship, New Mexico State University, 1993-1994
CIMD (Coalition to Increase Minority Degrees) Fellowship, New Mexico State University, 1991-1992
Other Awards and Recognition
Metropolitan Who’s Who in Engineering, December 2005.
Who’s Who in Engineering Education, June 2005.
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, March 2002.
Recognition of Attainment of the Doctorate, The Compact for Faculty Diversity, WICHE Doctoral Scholars Program 2000.
WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) New Mexico Doctoral Scholar, 1995-1999.