Surveying News

Hannah Corson and Surveying

Learning and leading

As president of the Surveying Society on campus, Hannah Corson is leading the way in showing others the opportunities available in her field. Corson, a senior surveying engineering major at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, took on the role of president after serving as vice president last year. As president, she coordinates employer presentations on campus, the club’s attendance at the annual Pennsylvania Society of Land Surveyors (PSLS) conference, and other events.
Faisal Altwaim

Far from home

Faisal Altwaim, a surveying engineering student at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, is separated from his family and home in Saudi Arabia by more than 6,000 miles. He has found the campus community “extremely helpful” and “like family.” “At a smaller campus like Penn State Wilkes-Barre, you are treated more on an individual level. They truly care about your learning and overall academic experience,” he said.
Two women engineering students, Bettina Dorow (left) and Verena Lake (right)

Women in engineering

Though their paths and chosen engineering disciplines are different, Penn State Wilkes-Barre students Bettina Dorow (left) and Verena Lake encourage other women interested in engineering to follow their hearts and study what they love.
Ryan White, Ryan Hippenstiel, Matt Sharr, Heather Nicholson and Jeff Johnson

Surveying the country

Several graduates of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre surveying engineering program are working with federal govern­ment agencies to provide important data for mapping and trans­­­por­ta­tion throughout the United States, from measuring the depths of the ocean to mapping the United States coastline.
A virtual reality image of the Bell Center for Technology.

The reality of research

It’s a new technology. It’s a collaboration among students in a variety of majors. It provides research experience. And it’s only happening at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, where students are exploring the world of virtual reality to research and enhance surveying engineering education.