Profile

Bio-Brief

Dr. Ong is a Consulting Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor at Stanford University where he is principally the Executive Director of the Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program (SEWSS) and Founder/Director of the Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership (YCISL) Program of the Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness (CSDGC). He is also the CSDGC Assistant Director. 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 with which he conducted field and laboratory research into trace element occlusion by evaporites in hypersaline agricultural evaporation 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 as Technical Program Manager then Executive Director. Dr. Ong has taught graduate courses on Hydrogeochemical Modeling, Environmental Toxicants, and Environmental Informatics in the Stanford EES program.

Current Appointments

Consulting Associate Professor/Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering
Executive Director, Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program
Founder and Director, Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness Youth Creativity, Innovation & Sustainable Leadership Program
Assistant Director, Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness

Specialty Areas

Youth Creative Energy & Mindset
Aqueous Solid-Solution Chemistry Modeling
Environmental Toxicology & Reactivity
Usability & Interactive Design

Favorite Reads

Project Management by Gary R. Heerkens
Writing a Compelling Executive Summary by Garage Technology Ventures
Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
What I Wish I Knew When I Was 20 by Tina Seelig
Tuesdays with Morrie by MItch Albom
Guerrilla Marketing by Jay Conrad Levinson
Inside Macintosh Volumes I, II and III

Currently Reading

Alchemy by Rory Sutherland

Click here for my extended reading list.

CONTACT

Colin Ong

473 Via Ortega, Y2E2 B-23
Stanford, CA 94305-4020
cgong@stanford.edu
650-736-0823 v
650-725-3164 f

LINKS


CSDGC Youth Leadership Development

Youth Creativity, Innovation and Sustainable Leadership (Wiki)

YCISL Photo Essay Collection

CEE 373 Modeling Aqueous Chemical Environments

CEE 276E Environmental Toxicants

CEE 277E Environmental Informatics

CEE 199J/299J Summer Independent Study in Environmental Engineering & Science (Summer 2020)

CEE 199J/299J Independent Projects in Environmental & Sustainability Communications (AY 2020-2021)

Stanford Environmental & Water Studies Summer Program

Center for Sustainable Development & Global Competitiveness

Singapore Stanford Partnership

William and Cloy Codiga Resource Recovery Center

Y2E2 180 Videoconference Quickstart

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