It is with great pleasure and pride that we announce that Emerson Odango has just been awarded a three million dollar grant from NSF for a project in Palau. A description of the project can be found here: https://www.nsf.gov/awardsearch/showAward?AWD_ID=1612848&HistoricalAwards=false
(The dollar amount given in it is for the first year of a three year project.) Moreover, Ken Rehg (his then-supervisor) tells us that he got the award on his first try.
Many, many congratulations to Emerson!