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NCEES Surveying Education Award

The NCEES Surveying Education Award recognizes surveying/geomatics programs that have a broad and robust curriculum and best reflect NCEES’ mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public. The award is intended to encourage programs to engage their students with other professionals, introduce them to both historical and new technology, and promote licensure.

Award prizes

Up to seven cash awards will be presented this year. Use of the funds awarded is encouraged to be incorporated into the surveying/geomatics programs.

  • Grand prize: $25,000
  • Up to three prizes: $15,000
  • Up to three prizes: $10,000

2018 winners

NCEES awarded the $25,000 grand prize to one program and six additional prizes to qualifying programs to promote the importance and value of licensure. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure.

$25,000 grand prize winner
University of Akron
Surveying and Mapping program

$15,000 winners
Idaho State University
College of Technology
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program

Oregon Institute of Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Management
Geomatics program

University of Maine
College of Engineering
Surveying Engineering Technology program

$10,000 winners
Central New Mexico Community College
School of Applied Technologies
Surveying Engineering program

East Tennessee State University
Department of Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Surveying
Surveying and Mapping Science program

Troy University
College of Arts and Sciences
Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program