Bock Memorial Lecture Series
The Bock Memorial Lecture Series was established at the United States Naval Academy in March 1993 in honor of the late Professor Emeritus Arthur E. Bock. Professor Bock was born in Dubuque, Iowa, on September 30, 1916. He was a graduate of Kansas State University where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering. Later he received a Master’s degree in engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute where he was a faculty member from 1940-1944.
Professor Bock served as a naval officer from 1944-1946, during which time he was an engineering instructor at the Naval Academy. He became a civilian faculty member in the Academy’s Marine Engineering Department in 1946, eventually attaining the rank of full professor. While at the Academy, Professor Bock served as chairman of the Naval Engineering Department, as a senior professor of engineering, and was a member of many boards and committees.
A leading authority in the field of marine engineering, Professor Bock was coauthor of the book, Elements of Applied Thermodynamics, which has five editions and was used by midshipmen for more than 40 years. For his contribution to the Academy, he was named Professor Emeritus by the Secretary of the Navy upon his retirement in 1981. Professor Bock passed away on February 25, 1989.
The purpose of this series is to support and enhance academic excellence in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering by inviting world-renowned personalities who have made substantial contributions to the disciplines.
The Bock Memorial Lecture Series is funded by the Arthur Bock Endowment established in September 1991 from a gift by the estate of the late Professor Arthur Bock. Funds generated from this endowment are intended to support and enhance academic excellence in the Department of Naval Architecture and Ocean Engineering.
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Previous Bock Lecturers:
|2017||Mr. Barton Seaver Chef & Leading Expert on Sustainable Seafood|
|2016||Mr. John Englander Founder, Rising Seas Group||RADM Brian Antonio, USN Program Executive Officer, Aircraft Carriers|
|2015||Mr. Jack J. Buono CEO Seariver Maritime, Inc., An ExxonMobil Affiliate||Mr. Jack Springer CEO Malibu Boats & Axis Wake Research|
|2014||Brig. Gen. Kent D. Savre CG, USACE North Atlantic||Dr. Clark 'Corky' Graham CEO LET'S GO Boy's & Girls|
|2013||Mr. William Levis President and COO, PSEG Power||Mr. R. Keith Michel President, Webb Institute|
|2012||Mr. Mark D. Gordon Odyssey Marine Exploration||RADM Matthew Klunder, USN|
|2011||Dr. Robert G. Dean Emeritus Professor of Coastal and Oceanographic Engineering University of Florida||CAPT David A. Roberts, USN CO, Submarine School|
|2010||RDML David C. Johnson, USN||Dr. William H. Moore American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association|
|2009||Dr. Sylvia Earle National Geographic Society||Mr. David W. Jourdan President, Nauticos|
|2008||CAPT James R. Wilkins, III, USN (Ret.)||Mr. Mike Petters Northrop Grumman Shipbuilding|
|2007||Mr. Gordon Sterling Shell Oil Company||ADM Robert E. Kramek, USCG (Ret.)|
|2006||Dr. John Spencer National Transportation Safety Board||Mr. Howard Fireman NAVSEA|
|2005||Mr. William W. Rogalski, Jr. Northrop Grumman Ship Systems||Dr. Larry Mayer University of New Hampshire|
|2004||RADM Malcolm MacKinnon III, USN (Ret.)|
|2003||Dr. Henry Petroski Duke University|
|2002||RADM John Mooney, Jr., USN (Ret.)||Dr. Joseph MacInnis Undersea Research, LTD.|
|2001||Professor Robert Bea University of California, Berkeley|
|2000||Dr. Dana R. Yoerger Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute||Mr. Clay Oliver Team New Zealand’s America’s Cup|
|1999||Mr. Orville T. Magoon Coastal Zone Foundation||Dr. Jacque B. Hadler Webb Institute|
|1998||Mr. Ben Gerwick Ben C. Gerwick, Inc.||Mr. Orrin Pilkey Duke University|
|1997||Dr. William B. Morgan David Taylor Research Center||Dr. Donald Blount Donald L. Blount & Associates, Inc.|
|1996||Mr. William Garzke, Jr. Gibbs & Cox, Inc.||CAPT Raymond S. McCord, USN|
|1995||CAPT Harry A. Jackson, USN (Ret.)||ADM James D. Watkins, USN (Ret.)|
|1994||Dr. Donald Walsh International Maritime Incorporated|