Over One Hundred Young People Dine in with Scientists

“This is not a candlelight dinner,” said Tracy Zhu, SFPUC Social Impact Partnership Manager. “Instead, imagine over a hundred young people connecting with scientists, engineers, and other STEM professionals to learn about how science ties everything together.” The SFPUC owns and operates three dams, nine reservoirs, and three powerhouses across eight different counties as part…

Why Measurements and Numbers Matter to Ted Standers

For SFPUC Engineering Associate Ted Standers, a typical day includes creating and maintaining CAD drawings that support engineering designs related to the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System. But some days, Standers gets to mentor young people and expose them to careers in STEM. “STEM is important because our society is so dependent on the…

How Science is the Common Denominator for Water and Power Delivery at the SFPUC

For SFPUC Acting Electrical Department Lead for the Hetch Hetchy Water and Power System Eric Bettencourt, leading two engineering departments is all in a day’s work. “I am the lead for two engineering departments, Electrical and System Reliability. The electrical group maintains high voltage electrical transmission and distribution equipment,” said Bettencourt. “The reliability group responds to…