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.