NCEES announces winners of 2021 NCEES Surveying Education Award

University of Maine School of Engineering Technology receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2021 NCEES Surveying Education Award. This annual award recognizes surveying programs that best reflect the organization’s mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to safeguard the health, safety, and welfare of the public.

NCEES awarded the University of Maine Surveying Engineering Technology program the $25,000 grand prize. The award jury praised the program for its licensed faculty and online programs at all levels. Jurors considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. 

The jury selected six additional winners to receive the following awards:

$15,000 winners
Ferris State University
School of Engineering and Computing Technology
Surveying Engineering program

New Mexico State University
Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering
Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program

Nicholls State University
Department of Applied Sciences
Geomatics program

$10,000 winners
Florida Atlantic University
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
College of Science and Technology
Department of Built Environment 

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

The award jury of NCEES members and representatives from surveying societies met virtually June 24, 2021, to select the winners. The six additional prizes were awarded to qualifying programs to assist with each program’s continued efforts to promote the importance and value of surveying licensure. 

Profiles of the winning programs will be posted as available at

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