Adolph teaches Principles of Physics I, Materials Engineering, Analytical Physics II, Modern Physics Laboratory, Introduction to Engineering Design, and Engineering Thermodynamics. As the Director of the Engineering Studies Concentration, she enjoys helping students explore their interests in engineering. Her research focuses on the physics of snow, and she is particularly interested in the physical and optical properties of snow and their relationship to snow temperature. Her work spans across scales from snow microstructure to its implications for changing snow patterns across the globe with local field work in the St. Olaf Natural Lands and studies using data from the Greenland Ice Sheet. While waiting for the snow to fall, Adolph enjoys running, hiking, and spending time with her husband and their two cats, Hans and Dansgaard.
Find out more about her research at the ISE Research Team Website.