In the recent past, Patty and Scott Rocklage donated money to renovate of a chemistry lab in MIT. The lab, which is headed by Professor Moungi Bawendi, is dedicated to the development of nano-chemistry and nanotechnology. It is located in the institution’s Building 2. Moungi Bawendi is a Lester Wolfe Professor of Chemistry.
Recently, the MIT Chemistry Department celebrated Scott and Patty when they visited the department for a tour. Dr. Scott Rocklage was jovial the whole time. He said that his family’s donation to the department is a way of offering gratitude to the institution for its major impact on his professional life and career. Learn more about Patty Rocklage: Patty Rocklage | LinkedIn and Twitter Rocklage | Twitter
According to the scientist, studying for his PhD at MIT gave him a strong foundation that propelled him to success. He studied for his doctorate degree under the supervision of Nobel Prize winner in Chemistry, Professor Richard R. Schrock. Professor Bawendi and his two graduate students, He Wei and Whitney Hess, were present during the tour.
After the tour, the group gathered in the lab’s vestibule where a plaque made in the honor of Scott and Patty Rocklage was displayed. Timothy Jamison (Department Head), Sylvia Ceyer (former Department Head), and Professor Moungi Bawendi paid tributes to the couple. Learn more about Patty Rocklage: http://thebalanceandlifeblog.com/2017/03/08/psychotherapist-and-stylist-patty-rocklage/
In a 2010 newsletter that was published by the department, Dr. Scott said that his survival tactics and accomplishments were crucial for his success at MIT. He added that his acceptance into the prestigious Richard R. Schrock’s research group was an added advantage.
In the group, he was able to come across fun people who were intelligent and had big dreams. These colleagues challenged him to work harder. Some of these individuals include Clayton Wood, Jere Fellman, and Howard Turner.
About Patty Rocklage
Patty Rocklage is an experienced and skilled therapist. The professional has outstanding communication skills that have enhanced her success in helping individuals, couples, and families to handle their life problems. Patty graduated from the University of Southern California in 1981. She is licensed to practice as a therapist in Massachusetts.
Patty and her husband have been involved in many charity activities. The therapist strongly believes in giving back to the community by helping the less privileged members of the society to improve their lives.