UMaine’s SVT Program wins national grand prize

The University of Maine Surveying Engineering Technology Program has received the 2017 Surveying Education Award from the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES), the organization’s top honor that comes with a $25,000 grand prize.

The Surveying Education Award recognizes surveying/geomatics programs that best reflect NCEES’ mission to advance licensure for surveyors in order to protect the health, safety and welfare of the public. UMaine’s SVT program was one of 26 entries.

Award criteria included student outcomes and involvement, outreach and recruitment, and the promotion of licensure.

“The University of Maine’s surveying and engineering technology program is impressive because it fosters the surveying profession in state, regionally and nationally,” says Joseph Paiva, NCEES Surveying Education Award juror and president-elect of the Surveyors and Geomatics Educators Society, in the award announcement online.