Meet EPA Scientist Robert Weber
When did you first know you wanted to be a scientist?
How does your science matter?
Tell us about your background.
Describe the coolest day you’ve ever had at work.
What steps do you take in your daily life to protect the environment?
If you could have dinner with any scientist, past or present, who would it be? What would you ask him or her?
If I could host a dinner party, I would also invite Albert Einstein, Carl Sagan, and Neil deGrasse Tyson. A discussion of astrophysics and astronomy would be on the menu.
If you weren’t a scientist, what would you be doing?
Any advice for students considering a career in science?
What do you think the coolest scientific discovery was and why?
Is there a project or effort that you are most proud of at the EPA?
Recently in 2020, I had the opportunity to serve as the Acting Director of CESER/TSCD during the COVID-19 pandemic. Leading a team of talented and dedicated EPA professionals in a virtual work environment was energizing and extremely rewarding. I observed first-hand the excellent and impactful work of my division and all of the other divisions and staff supporting CESER’s mission. From this perspective, I gained an appreciation of the complexity, volume and quality of work that not only CESER is responsible for, but also in other parts of the agency. With the knowledge from this experience, I know that we are in good hands when it comes to protecting human health and the environment.
Editor's Note: The opinions expressed herein are those of the researcher alone. EPA does not endorse the opinions or positions expressed.