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First Lecture Series with Rachel Adams Ph.D.

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Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, discusses ______________.

Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science, discusses the promotion of water quality.

Imagine the entire world having access to clean and safe drinking water. This concept of a sanitary environment is what excites Rachel Adams, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Civil Engineering and Environmental Science. Adams studies sustainable environmental practices to promote the use of natural resources, while also predicting the fate of contaminants in the environment. To learn more about the promotion of water quality, watch this informative video.

At freshmen orientation 2016, incoming students got a taste of some of the research topics that fuel Seaver faculty members. Dubbed the “First Lecture Series,” faculty members from different disciplines spoke about why they love their field, what topics of research intrigue them, and what types of projects they are working on.

Why is research important to students? Research is a staple of the Seaver student experience. It helps students grow as scholars and as individuals. From the moment they are accepted to the university, students are encouraged to participate in research.