Dr. Scott Rocklage, PhD ’82 together with his wife on July 18, 2016 paid a visit to the department for a festival of their major reward to help with the expenses related with the redesign of Moungi Bawendi’s nanochemistry, nanotechnology lab space within Building 2 and Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry. After touring through the recently remodeled lab space given by Professor Bawendi in addition to two of his graduate learners, He Wei and Whitney Hess, Bawendi team individuals and personnel assembled in the lab’s vestibule, the place the plaque to honor Dr.Rocklages was displayed. In the place, they listened to tributes towards Rocklages paid by Professor Moungi Bawendi, present head of department; Timothy Jamison, and former head of department; Sylvia Ceyer.
In the featured alumnus profile with the department’s pamphlet, Rocklage mentioned that he had dependably been a survivalist and achievement addict. Much to his dismay how the skills would be needed at MIT. He added how he had the luck of being acknowledged into the then-beginning Richard R. Schrock study team that was loaded with fun folks and ladies with enormous skills and huge dreams. He added how they were driven by a mix of Dick’s mind boggling drive for achievement and each of their own esteem frameworks to overachieve, since plain old accomplishment would not have been sufficient to recognize anybody and their work. According to Rocklage, he was also privileged to make some incredible & long lasting companions while at MIT – on account of Howard Turner, Clayton Wood and Jere Fellman for all the “chelate” exercises! Notwithstanding, competing for projects, glove-box time, reagents, and obviously Dick’s chance, made an incredible environment.
Patty Rocklage strolled into the Sudbury Kitchen and Bath showroom, which is presently the Sudbury Companies’ Design Center, and encountered the wonderful shock that many individuals before them had encountered. They had various redesign ventures that they needed done on their home and they had set themselves in the part of enlisting the different sub-temporary workers to take care of business. They were ignorant of the entire house redesign ability of Ed Freedlender and the proficient staff at The Sudbury Companies. They didn’t think about the capacity of the Sudbury Companies to take a gander at the whole home and make a solitary synergistic arrangement where every part would be controlled through one source. They didn’t think about the expansiveness of learning that permits Ed Freedlender to come up with cost saving ideas while maximizing the redesign target of his customers. More so, they were altogether uninformed of the measure of time, resources, energy and cash that they would spare by hiring The Sudbury Companies to finish their entire house remodeling. Today, Patty Rocklage has been the role model for many who desires his unlimited skills and enthusiasm.