College of Science & Engineering Alumni Newsletter

Fall 1998


1998 Alumni Hall of Fame Honorees

Kenneth FongDr. Kenneth Fong (BS 71, Biology)

In 1984, he  founded Clontech, the first Asian American biotechnology company, and built it into a $54 million enterprise. Clontech was selected by Inc. Magazine as one of the 500 fastest growing companies in the U.S and by San Francisco and San Jose business journals as one of the 100 fastest growing companies in the bay areas.  Clontech laboratories currently employs 290 people including 60 Ph.D. scientists. It produces and markets products to academic and pharmaceutical labs in the U.S. and 30 other countries. Dr. Kenneth Fong has been serving on the College of Science & Engineering Advisory Board since 1994.
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Stan MazorStan Mazor (attended early 60s, Mathematics)

As an initial member of the team that invented and applied the silicon chip, he went on to co-invent the first Intel four-bit microcomputer. He jointly holds the patent for this groundbreaking device. Stan Mazor was inducted into National Inventor's Hall of Fame, to be honored alongside Edison, the Wright brothers and others whose inventions have been the turning points in the development of modern technology.
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David WaldenDavid Walden (BS 64,  Mathematics)

A member of the small team of engineers that developed a ARPANET, the precursor to the Internet. As the first Internet programmer, he was involved in numerous Internet innovations between 1968 and 1980. The outgrowths of these early technologies are today key components in transition humankind is undergoing from the industrial age to the information age.
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