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Sorto named 2018-2019 National Science Foundation program officer

Hannah Holder, Office of Media Relations | September 10, 2018

M. Alejandra Sorto, professor of mathematics at Texas State University

SAN MARCOS – M. Alejandra Sorto, professor of mathematics at Texas State University, has been named a program officer by the National Science Foundation for the 2018-2019 academic year. 

As a program officer, Sorto will oversee the selection process of the best research proposals that address immediate challenges facing pre-K-12 science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. After final review, she will then recommend awards for funding and manage those that are finally approved by the agency. 

“I’m fortunate to have this opportunity to be part of the selection and management of research awards so I may return to Texas State with advice regarding external funding for research projects,” Sorto said.

Sorto is the first faculty member that the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs has record of serving as a program officer for NSF. 

About Texas State University

Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,694 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 188,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.

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