Nine teams of students enrolled in surveying and geomatics programs across the country recently participated in the final component of the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) Student Competition. The teams worked on their projects, which fit the topic “high-precision vertical control applications.”
There were winners in two categories of judging. In the baccalaureate category, first place went to the team from Texas A&M Corpus-Christi, second to Oregon Institute of Technology, and third to Pennsylvania State University-University Park. In the associates’ degree category, first place went to Central New Mexico Community College and second to Dunwoody College of Technology. Other competitors included teams from New Mexico State University, Michigan Technological University, Kennesaw State University and the University of Akron.
The judges and audience members remarked on the great variety of application, as well as the poise and organization of the students as they presented. Professional surveyors in the audience commented on the great promise shown by the students, and how encouraging it was to see such great caliber in the budding members of the profession.
Video interviews with the teams at their posters can be viewed on the NSPS YouTube channel.
NSPS is a national professional society and federation of state societies of professional surveyors and persons trained, registered, or interested in the profession of surveying and mapping. NSPS advances the sciences and disciplines within the profession and strives to establish and further common interests, objectives, and political efforts to help bind the surveying profession into a unified body in the U.S.