Sofia Martinez receives NSF Graduate Research Fellowship

08-22-2019

Incoming PhD student Sofia Martinez is the recipient of an NSF Graduate Research Fellowship (GRF).  Originally from Riverside, CA, Sofia earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Riverside.  She spent a summer doing research at the Fields Institute at the University of Toronto, where she focused on algebraic combinatorics; she studied chromatic symmetric functions of graphs and worked on answering questions about graph invariants.  In the past year Sofia attended the Field of Dreams and Infinite Possibilities Conference, and  presented on her research at NAM MATHFest 2018, JMM. and NCUWM.

Recipients of the NSF GRF benefit from a generous three-year annual stipend and a cost of education allowance for tuition and fees (paid to the institution), opportunities for international research and professional development, and the freedom to conduct their own research at any accredited U.S. institution of graduate education they choose.

NSF Fellows are anticipated to become knowledge experts who can contribute significantly to research, teaching, and innovations in science and engineering. These individuals are crucial to maintaining and advancing the nation's technological infrastructure and national security as well as contributing to the economic well-being of society at large.

Congratulations to Sofia.