NCEES announces winners of 2023 NCEES Surveying Education Award

Oregon Institute of Technology College of Engineering, Technology, and Management receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2023 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 Oregon Institute of Technology Geomatics program the $25,000 grand prize. The award jury praised the program for its student recruitment and path to licensure. Jurors considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure.

NCEES Surveying Education Award jury chair Tim Platz, P.S., stated, “As the jury reviewed the submissions for this year’s award, it was evident that the Oregon Institute of Technology’s Geomatics program is a well-established program that focuses on preparing graduates for professional licensure. Their surveying courses are varied and impressive, with partnerships extending beyond traditional articulation agreements to programs such as the statewide surveying task force, Girls got STEM, Trig-Star, and high school summer camps.”

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

University of Akron
Department of Civil Engineering
Surveying and Mapping program

University of Maine
School of Engineering Technology
Surveying Engineering Technology program

$10,000 winners

Alfred State College
Civil Engineering Technology Department
Surveying and Geomatics Engineering Technology program

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

Nicholls State University
Department of Applied Sciences
Geomatics program

The award jury of NCEES members and representatives from surveying societies met virtually June 8, 2023, to select the winners. The 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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