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Adjunct Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director of Youth Leadership Development Program, CSDGC

Colin Ong

Dr. Ong is a Adjunct Professor at Stanford University where he is also Assistant Director at the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness (CSDGC), and Executive Director of the Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program (SEWSS). Dr. Ong received his BS degree in Chemistry (1985), MS degree in Water Science (1990), and PhD degree in Agricultural & Environmental Chemistry (1992) from the University of California, Davis. In 1990, he was awarded the Joseph G. Prosser Fellowship by the University of California Water Resources Center and conducted research on trace aqueous ion evapoconcetration in hypersaline agricultural ponds. He came to Stanford in 1992 as a postdoctoral scholar to investigate the adsorption of uranyl ions onto mineral surfaces through laboratory experiments and chemical modeling. From 2000 to 2002, he was on the Worldwide Support Specialists team in the Customer Relations and Operations group at Handspring, the leading innovator in handheld devices, where he helped develop and sustain the Handspring Visor and Treo product lines. In 2003, he returned to Stanford to lead the in-residence and distance learning components of the Singapore Stanford Partnership (SSP) program. Dr. Ong has taught graduate courses on Hydrogeochemical Modeling, Environmental Toxicants, and Environmental Informatics in the Stanford EES program. As the Director and Founder of the CSDGC program in Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership (YCISL), he is dedicated to coaching youth to be more mindful and emotionally intelligent in their personal growth and development.


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