NCEES announces winners of 2022 NCEES Surveying Education Award

New Mexico State University Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2022 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 New Mexico State University Geomatics/Surveying Engineering program the $25,000 grand prize. The award jury praised the program for its multiple paths for students entering the program and for its outreach efforts. Jurors considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure.

NCEES Surveying Education Award jury chair, Steven Hyde, P.S., P.S.M., stated, “We had an incredible group of entries for this year’s competition. After thorough discussion and consideration, it was evident that New Mexico State University’s Geomatics and Surveying Engineering program had earned the grand prize. The program promotes surveying licensure and sets students up to succeed.” 

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

$15,000 winners
Florida Atlantic University
College of Engineering and Computer Science
Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geomatics Engineering

Idaho State University
College of Technology
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program

University of Maine
College of Engineering
Surveying Engineering Technology program

$10,000 winners
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

University of Akron
College of Engineering and Polymer Science
Surveying and Mapping program

The award jury of NCEES members and representatives from surveying societies met virtually June 16, 2022, 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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