Measuring the Impact of Your Social Investments... Who Cares?
Your company is dedicating time and resources to be a responsible corporate citizen. Are those efforts working? Are they having an impact? Does anyone care if they are or aren't? How do you communicate the importance of measurement to stakeholders who don't see the value, and how do you communicate your impact to those who do?
Cycling 44,000 kilometers to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions
As part of Tetra Tech’s 2019 International Bike to Work Week (BTWW) Challenge, 697 participants from more than 61 teams around the world cycled to work to reduce traffic congestion and carbon emissions. The 2019 BTWW Challenge had the highest participation since the event began in 2012 as a friendly competition between our offices in Seattle, Washington, and Vancouver, British Columbia. Our 697 riders pedaled a total of 44,326.3 kilometers (km) across Australia, Brazil, Canada, Hong Kong, Malawi, New Zealand, Poland, the United Kingdom, and the United States.
Recognizing from the strengths women bring to engineering fields
Maureen Harris is a water resources engineer and joined Tetra Tech in 2012. She specializes in modeling, green infrastructure, and stormwater engineering. Maureen received both a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science in Environmental Engineering from Michigan Technological University. We spoke with Maureen as part of our #INWED19 campaign to not only celebrate our brilliant women engineers but also to raise their profiles and encourage those who aspire to become engineers and work in STEM. Follow #WomenInStem on social media for more stories.
Emphasizing the diversity of options in STEM careers
Carol Nissen is a professional engineer and geologist who specializes in brownfields redevelopment. She joined Tetra Tech in 1997 and applies her years of experience to the environmental management market. Carol first earned a B.S. in Geology from the University of Illinois and then returned to school to earn her M.S. in Environmental Engineering from the Illinois Institute of Technology after her inspiring first job out of college.
Mitigating noise and emissions from new aircraft technologies
Tetra Tech hosted the biannual meeting of the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) International A-21 Committee on Aircraft Noise Measurement and Aircraft Noise/Aviation Emission Modeling on June 12 and 13, 2019, in Arlington, Virginia. The committee includes leading international experts in the modeling and measurement of aircraft noise and air emissions and supports the International Civil Aviation Organization Committee on Aviation Environmental Protection (ICAO CAEP).
Receiving recognition for achieving 30 percent gender parity on our board of directors
The Women’s Forum of New York will recognize Tetra Tech at its Breakfast of Corporate Champions on November 7, 2019, for achieving at least 30 percent female board representation. This biennial event brings together more than 600 CEOs, board directors, and government officials in support of one shared goal—achieving 50/50 gender parity in the boardroom by 2025.
Developing sustainable systems to meet stormwater management demands
Chris Jansen studied water resources engineering and hydrology at University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University. He has a master’s degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering from Stanford University, where his studies focused on environmental fluid mechanics and hydrology. He recently passed the national PE exam and is currently preparing for the California-specific exams.
Making a difference for people and the environment through engineering
Laureen Abustan is a water and wastewater project engineer. She joined Tetra Tech in March 2018 and applies her expertise in water, wastewater, environmental engineering, site development, and stormwater capture and reuse on projects in Los Angeles, California.
Celebrating the contributions of our female engineers and inspiring the next generation of #WomenInSTEM
To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day (INWED) 2019 on June 23rd, we are highlighting Tetra Tech’s female engineers from across our global operations until the end of June. We hope to raise the profiles of our extraordinary female engineers and encourage those who aspire to become engineers. Together, we can transform the future of engineering.
Using our technical expertise to achieve consistent top rankings from Engineering News-Record
Tetra Tech is Leading with Science® to deliver innovative solutions for its clients’ most challenging water problems around the world. In 2019 Engineering News-Record (ENR) ranked Tetra Tech #1 in Water in its “Top 500 Design Firms” issue for the 16th year in a row. ENR also ranked Tetra Tech #5 out of 500 firms in the 2019 Design Firms list.