“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…” Sorto said.
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.