Winners of 2017 NCEES Surveying Education Award announced

University of Maine receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2017 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’s Surveying Engineering Technology program the $25,000 grand prize. 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. The award jury considered criteria such as student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure. The award jury met June 15, 2017, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.

NCEES Surveying Education Award juror and president-elect of the Surveyors and Geomatics Educators Society (SaGES), Joseph Paiva, Ph.D., P.E., P.S., stated, “The University of Maine’s surveying engineering technology program is impressive because it fosters the surveying profession in state, regionally, and nationally.”

The jury selected six programs to receive the following awards:

$15,000 winners
Oregon Institute of Technology
College of Engineering, Technology, and Management
Geomatics program

Nicholls State University
Department of Applied Sciences
Geomatics program

University of Florida
School of Forest Resources and Conservation
Geomatics program

$10,000 winners
New Mexico State University
Department of Engineering Technology and Surveying Engineering
Surveying Engineering program

Santiago Canyon College
Business and Career Technical Education Division
Surveying/Mapping Sciences program

The University of Akron
College of Applied Science and Technology
Surveying and Mapping program

More information about the 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award cycle will be posted at when available.

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