Colin Ong is a Consulting Associate Professor at Stanford University where he is also Assistant Director in the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness (SDGC), and the Executive Director of the Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program (SEWSS) – a spin-off from the Singapore Stanford Partnership (SSP) program in Environmental Engineering & Science (EES). 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. 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 Treo. In 2003, he returned to Stanford to lead the resident and distance learning components of the SSP program. Presently, Dr. Ong teaches a graduate course on Environmental Toxicants in the Stanford EES program, handles the day-to-day operations of the SSP/SEWSS program, and assists with the development of youth and executive leadership programs for the CSDGC.