Robert has won the following awards:
David N. Schramm Award for High-Energy Astrophysics Science Journalism, The American Astronomical Society, 2002.
Professional Award, The Astronomical Association of Northern California, 2002.
Keystone Press Award for Investigative Journalism, Division VI (First Place), The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, 2019.
Keystone Media Award for Editorial Writing, Division V (Honorable Mention, third place), The Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association, 2020.
Robert (right) accepting the 2019 Keystone Press Award for Investigative Journalism from Brad Simpson, president of the Pennsylvania NewsMedia Association.