- Goldwater Scholarship (2006)
Adams, who is from LaPorte, Ind., is a junior pursuing bachelor of science degrees in astronomy/astrophysics and mathematics. She has been a participant in the IU Science, Technology and Research Scholars Program (IU STARS) since her freshman year at IU; her current area of research is in dwarf irregular galaxies. At IU, Adams has worked under the guidance of professors Caty Pilachowski and Liese van Zee. During time spent studying in Australia, Adams conducted research at Mt. Stromlo Observatory, examining binary star systems. She plans to continue studying astronomy and astrophysics in a Ph.D. program.