Robert de Groot is the educational outreach coordinator for the Southern California Section of the American Chemical Society. Robert has nine years of classroom experience as a chemistry educator at the secondary and university levels and has worked as an informal educator at the California Science Center and Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona. As a researcher, his work has taken him into the lab and the field to study stratospheric ice clouds, river ecology, the active earthquake faults of California, and enzyme biochemistry. Robert is an active member of the American Chemical Society, serving them nationally on the Committee on Community Activities, helping to design National Chemistry Week and other programs. Robert holds an M.A. with an emphasis in chemistry and earth science education from Northern Arizona University and a PhD in science education from the University of Southern California. His doctoral research investigated the use of analogy in earthquake science communication.
Nanoscale phenomena, Data visualization, Technology tools and applications, Information technology, Energy, Societal implications