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Robert A. Schuch

University Student Program Coordinato

Robert Schuch is a University Resource Developer who comprehensively facilitates the development and implementation of the undergraduate programs at Argonne.

Biography

Rob Schuch is a University Resource Developer who comprehensively facilitates the development and implementation of the undergraduate programs at Argonne. Throughout the year, he plans out the spring, summer, and fall undergrad internship programs, organizing both the specifics for the programs and how to best recruit participants and volunteers. For the internships, he creates a diverse set of activities including Lunch with a Researcher events, professional development seminars, and more. Rob also regularly manages and updates Education’s public website. His goal is to ensure that students can make the most of their time at Argonne through immersive programming and networking opportunities.

While studying for a B.S. in Biology at DePaul University, Rob became fascinated in scientific research, which was only strengthened through an internship at Argonne, where he used x-ray instrumentation to image biological and environmental samples at the Advanced Photon Source. Inspired by how summer science programs could be realized into professional careers, Rob joined Argonne after graduating, starting with creating digital STEM resources for underrepresented minority students and gradually advancing to where he is today.

Rob is a member of the Society for the Advancement of Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (SACNAS).

Presentations

Schuch, R. 1 August 2018. INSPIRE Careers in Health Panel. Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL.

Schuch, R. 24 February 2018. A tool for career searchers: The bioenergy career map. 2018 Spring Symposium in STEM – Shaping the Future of STEM, Lisle, IL.

Schuch, R. 8 October 2017. Developing your science identity through internships. 2017 LSMCE Conference – Take Action: Reaching Deeper into the Nation’s Diverse Pool of STEM Talent, Indianapolis, IN.

Schuch, R. 25 February 2017. Educational Transitions Panel. 2017 Spring Symposium in STEM – Diversifying the Spectrum of Opportunities in STEM, Rosemont, IL.

Schuch, R. and Bruozas, M. 29 October 2016. Secrets to Getting the Undergraduate Internship. 2016 LSMCE Conference – Prism of Possibilities: Focus on the Future, Lisle, IL.

Schuch, R. and Bruozas, M. 25 October 2015. Internships: Preparation for the future. 2015 LSMCE Conference – Accelerating Diverse Talent Along the STEM Pipeline, Indianapolis, IN

Publications

G. B. Kharas, Hemal Bhavsar, Kylie S. Nordness, Erin A. Pekovitch, Megan E. Pyrz, Eric R. Rice, Robert A. Schuch, Michael J. Sislow, Anh minh Trinh & Lydia Jordanovic (2015) Novel Copolymers of Styrene. 10. Halo Ring-Substituted 2-Cyano-3-phenyl-2-propenamides, Journal of Macromolecular Science, Part A, 52:6, 407-411, DOI: 10.1080/10601325.2015.1029364.