Robin Materese is the director of web content at NIST.
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.
In her spare time, Robin volunteers for the Gaithersburg Book Festival.
- 2018: Department of Commerce Bronze Medal Award
- 2018: Emmy Award for Detective X: (Re) Discovering Wilmer Souder (my role: Producer)
- 2018: Bronze Award from NIST for redesign of NIST's external website
- 2018: 2 Communicator Awards of Excellence for the Computational Power of the Universe video (my role: Producer)
- 2018: 2 Communicator Awards of Distinction for the NIST and the Nobel microsite
- 2016: Bronze Telly Award Winner, "Running Out of Time" (my role: Producer)
- 2016: Silver Telly Award Winner, "The Digital Thread: Stitching Together the Next Industrial Revolution" (my role: Producer)
- 2014: Partnership/Collaboration award from NIH's National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute in recognition of demonstrating a commitment to successful teamwork and partnership as part of the Asthma Awareness Month Team
- Leadership Montgomery, Class of 2009
Emmy Award winning video
A scientist and a historian at NIST team up to discover the mostly forgotten history of Wilmer Souder, a scientist who worked at the National Bureau of Standards (now NIST) from 1911 to 1954. Souder was an early expert in the field of forensic science. His careful analysis of evidence and his expert testimony sent to prison countless murderers, bootleggers, gangsters, and thieves. The most famous case he worked on was the Lindbergh kidnapping case, and this video reveals that his involvement in that case was much greater than previously known.