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George Castro

George Castro, American research scientist. Named Outstanding Citizen, Mexican-American Community Services Agency, 1979, Outstanding professional Mexican-American Chamber of Commerce, 1982.

Background

  • Castro, George was born on February 23, 1939 in Los Angeles, California, United States. Son of Peter Melendez and Carmen (Chavez) Castro.

  • Education

    • Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960;Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Chemistry, University of California, Riverside, 1965.

    Career

    • Research fellow, Dartmouth College, Hanover, N.H., 1962-1965;postdoctoral fellow, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 1965-1967;postdoctoral fellow, California Institute Technology, Pasadena, 1967-1968;staff member, International Business Machines Corporation Research, San Jose, California, 1968-1971;manager, International Business Machines Corporation Almaden Research Center, San Jose, California, since 1971;manager physical science, International Business Machines Corporation Research, San Jose, California, 1975-1986.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Democrat

    Membership

    Member Santa Clara County Grand Jury, San Jose, 1976-1977. Board directors GI Forum Scholarship Foundation, San Jose, 1980-1984, Notre Dame High School, San Jose, 1985-1988. Fellow American Physical Society.

    Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, American Chemical Society, American Physical Society, Society Hispanic Professional Engineers (Hispanic Technical award 1986), Society Advisory Chicanos and Native Americans in Science (president 1991).

    Connections

    • Married Beatrice Alice Melendez, February 23, 1963. Children: Gerald M., Sylvia Annual, Valerie Jean, Cynthia Marie.
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