The USA Science and Engineering Festival event, the child of the ever-exuberant, ever-approachable Larry Bock, has a beautiful tribute to this man who was a special gift to the work of Yamana Science and Engineering – now ReImagine Science.  Please watch:

Tribute to Larry Bock
http://www.usasciencefestival.org/about/larry-bock.html

Our history is deeply connected with Larry, who agreed to host our first national events as part of the USA Science and Engineering Festival in 2010 and 2012.  A simple email via the ‘contact us’ option on the USA Science and Engineering Festival brought a quick response:

Dear Kennan,

Thanks for your expression of interest in the USA Science and Engineering Festival in your em below.

The first step would be to organize a brief phone call.

Would you have anytime next Wednesday  around 9AM EST?

Best regards.

Larry Bock
Executive Director
USA Science & Engineering Festival
biobock@mac.com
760-8463473

That launched a ready open-ness and generosity from a man that I did not meet in person until he opened our second USA Science and Engineering Festival event, the 2012 Science UnSummit, at the artisphere in Arlington VA.  I could email or call and he never turned me away.

Larry has set the bar high for CEOs and serial entrepreneurs….I do not think I will easily find a person as accomplished, as productive, as recognized and as busy who somehow found a way to be exceptionally supportive (for no other reason than a shared passion for the success of science) and exceedingly kind and gracious.

For that I am most grateful, Larry, and I send my greatest appreciation and admiration for you, a most honorable and inspirational instance of a human being.

~Thank you~

Originally posted on Blogger: Larry Bock We Salute You