Rylan Simpson received the Judges’ Award at the 2017 Associated Graduate Students’ (AGS) Symposium for my presentation: “Lock, Load… and Smile? Facial Expressions and Perceptions of the Police”. As part of my presentation, I used data from my experiment, the Police Officer Perception Project (POPP), to empirically assess the effects of facial expressions on perceptions of police officers.
This award was given to presenters on each of the different panels who received the judges’ highest average score for broader impact, persuasiveness and organization on the Government, Law and Economics panel. This is Rylan Simpson’s second consecutive year winning this award.