Florida Atlantic University

NCEES Surveying Education Award $15,000 winner

College of Engineering and Computer Science

Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering

Florida Atlantic University Mission Statement

The Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program strives to deliver a quality educational experience in surveying, mapping, and emerging geomatics technologies throughout the Florida Atlantic University service area and beyond and makes a significant contribution to the needs of a growing southeast Florida community. Program faculty focus on student-centered learning methodologies that requires students to be active, responsible participants in their own learning. This program values ethical behavior, critical thinking, innovation, individual responsibility, thoughtful risk taking, teamwork, and leadership. More about the program’s educational objectives can be found at http://www.cege.fau.edu/undergraduate/geomatics/mission.php.

How will your program use the prize money to engage your students with other professionals, introduce them to both historical and new technology, and promote licensure?

The NCEES Surveying Education Award will be used to improve and promote the BSGE Program of Florida Atlantic University by enhancing the recruitment of potential students, advancing professional licensure, and providing the most current surveying technology to the current students in the program.

One third of the award will be used to support the recruitment activities to maintain the momentum of student enrollment increase and to support the student travels to regional and national conferences. Another one third of the award will be used to provide an incentive to encourage the current students to take the FS exam before their graduation. We plan to reimburse the exam fee for the students who pass the FS exam before their graduation. The remainder of the award will be used for equipment repairs and calibration to support the laboratory courses to provide the best technology and equipment to our BSGE students.