The SFPUC and its social impact partners, Stantec, Wood Group PLC, McMillen Jacobs Associates, and Black and Veatch will once again participate in Tuolumne County’s annual Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week, taking place from March 9 – 13.
During the program, scientists and engineers will visit nearly 50 classrooms throughout Tuolumne County, where they will lead interactive science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities and share their career journeys with children from kindergarten through 12th grade. A total of nine different schools will take part, working with 18 professionals from the SFPUC and its partner firms.
Led by the Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Office, in collaboration with staff and partners of the SFPUC, Engineers and Scientists in Schools Week aims to help local students make connections to real-world applications of science and engineering, while developing an understanding of career options that are available in these fields. As part of the program, volunteers will lead students through hands-on or interactive activities that relate to their day-to-day careers.
The Engineers and Science in Schools Week is part of the SFPUC’s Social Impact Partnership Program, which invites private sector firm partners to give back locally to the communities in which they are performing work on behalf of the SFPUC. The SFPUC is the first public utility in the country to implement a social impact program that advances corporate social responsibility as a part of its competitive bidding process for professional services, alternative delivery and energy contracts valued at $5 million or more.
Other examples of the SFPUC’s Social Impact Partnership program include Bayview Bistro, Dinner with a Scientist and CityWorks.