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The recipient of a 2008 NSF Career Award, a Design Studies best paper award (2003), and the Journal of Engineering Education's Wickenden Award for best paper (2007), Dr. Robin S. Adams is a national leader in researching interdisciplinary thinking and design learning, in connecting research and practice, and in building research capacity in engineering education. She designed and hosted the 10th Design Thinking Research Symposium where researchers from around the globe and different disciplines conducted methodologically diverse studies using a shared dataset of design review conversations. This resulted in an edited book and special issues of Design Studies and Co-Design. She also led the Institute for Scholarship on Engineering Education as part of the Center for the Advancement of Engineering Education and was an invited participant at the 2010 Frontiers of Engineering Education symposium. She received degrees in education (PhD), materials science and engineering (MS), and mechanical engineering (BS).