National Surveyors Week is celebrated nationwide this week, March 15-21, according to the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS). The purpose of Surveyors Week is to bring visibility to the profession of Land Surveying.
Jorge Pereira, a Principal at Redniss & Mead, as well as, one of our 12 Land Surveyors, does his part to spread the word about the profession by participating in the Trig-Star program, a school-year long program sponsored by The National Society of Professional Surveyors. He meets monthly with the Fairfield Prep Trig*Star Team of high school students and acquaints them with the use and practical application of trigonometry in the surveying profession. At the end of the school year, the students participate in a annual competition based on the practical application of Trigonometry where recognition is awarded at both at a local and national level. For the 2012-2013 school year, Fairfield Prep made the Trig-Star program an actual school club and one of those students not only had the highest score in the state, but he also placed 9th in the nation. The following school year, that same student had the highest score in Connecticut and, once again, went on to participate in the National Exam where he place 25th in the nation.
Link here to read the article, “Trig-Star Team Wins State Championship”.
We share NSPS’s belief that the role of the surveyor has been, and remains, of vital importance in the development of the United States. “As long as property ownership remains one of the pillars of life in America, the role of surveyors will remain vital,” says Curt Sumner, executive director of NSPS. “To this day, owning land, America’s greatest asset, remains the American dream. Without the knowledge, abilities and guidance of a professional surveyor to determine boundaries this dream largely disappears.”
Did you know:
There are over 45,000 professional surveyors in the United States. The value of their work remains vital to the future economic growth of our nation.” For example:
- Hydrographic surveys are important to the use bodies of water;
- Engineering surveys are utilized in the study and selection of engineering construction;
- Geodetic surveys determine precise global positioning for such activities as aircraft and missile navigation;
- Cartographic surveys are used for mapping and charting as well as photogrammetry, the science of using aerial photographs for measurement and map production.