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Robin Materese (Fed)

Director of Web Content

Robin Materese is the director of web content and a group leader at NIST. In this role, she oversees high-level content as well as news, feature stories, the Taking Measure blog, "microsites" that help tell the story of NIST's work, and NIST's social media presence.

Prior to NIST, she served as the press team lead and, for six months, as the acting public affairs branch chief, for NIH's National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute.

Before that, she spent more than six years as the communications manager for Johns Hopkins University Montgomery County where she handled media relations, wrote and produced the campus' bimonthly newsletter, created marketing materials, coordinated special events, oversaw the management and design of the campus web site and social media presence and undertook a number of community relations projects. While at Johns Hopkins, she co-founded BioBuzz Montgomery County, a networking group for the Maryland biotech community, and served on various committees for the Tech Council of Maryland. She is a 2009 graduate of the Leadership Montgomery core program.

Robin's career also has included working in public relations and marketing at the National Academies, within corporate communications at Choice Hotels International, at a small public relations firm and at a literary agency.

Blog Posts


Emmy Award winning video

Detective X: (Re) Discovering Wilmer Souder
Detective X: (Re) Discovering Wilmer Souder

Other videos

Another video I "wrote" and love:

The Pioneering Life of Ethel Marden
The Pioneering Life of Ethel Marden
Ethel Marden was a NIST mathematician who worked with SEAC, the nation's first computer with a memory, and lived a life that many would envy. Learn more about Ethel's work and life.



Fire Hazards of Dry Versus Watered Christmas Trees

Matthew S. Hoehler, Matthew F. Bundy, Laurean A. DeLauter, Robin L. Materese, Leon Gerskovic, Jose R. Garcia
These experiments were designed to examine the difference in fire hazard between a dry Christmas tree and a watered Christmas tree for fire safety awareness
Created October 9, 2019, Updated March 7, 2024