Associate professor among top 100 inspiring women in STEM

adam-j-2011-80PULLMAN, Wash. – For excellence in mentoring and motivating students, Washington State University associate professor Jennifer Adam received a “100 Inspiring Women in STEM” award from INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.

The annual award celebrates women in science, technology, engineering and mathematics who encourage the involvement of women in these STEM fields. Adam will be honored in the magazine’s September edition.

“Jennifer Adam is an amazing faculty member who leads by example,” said Sarah Anderson, a student who supported Adam’s nomination. “She encourages the female students under her tutelage but also minority and international students as exemplified by her diverse research group.”

Adam, who works in the Voiland College’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, is also associate director for the State of Washington Water Research Center.

With WSU since 2008, she conducts research in hydrologic modeling, the hydrologic impacts of global change, Earth systems modeling and land and atmosphere interactions.  She is leading a multidisciplinary team of approximately 40 faculty and student researchers in the development of a computer modeling platform called “BioEarth.”

Adam has won several departmental and college teaching awards, including the Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture’s Reid Miller Teaching Excellence Award and the Leon Luck Faculty Award as the Most Effective Professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in 2014.


Brett Stav, WSU Voiland College of Engineering & Architecture communications, 509-335-8189,

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