Winners of 2018 NCEES Surveying Education Award announced

University of Akron receives $25,000 grand prize

NCEES is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 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 Akron’s Surveying and Mapping 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 28, 2018, in Clemson, South Carolina, to select the winners.

NCEES Surveying Education Award juror Glen Thurow, P.S, stated, “The University of Akron’s three-pronged approach to program growth is to invest in technology, scholarship support, and strategic marketing. This is an excellent example of how to position an institution for the future.”

The jury selected six programs to receive the following awards:

    $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

More information about the 2019 NCEES Surveying Education Award cycle will be posted at when available.

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