Saturday, April 12th through Wednesday, April 16th, two Penn State Wilkes-Barre students will be traveling to San Diego, California, where the National Society of Professional Surveyors will be hosting a California Land Surveyors Association and Nevada Association of Land Surveyors conference.
Matthew Boozer of New Bethlehem and Brian Halchak of Nanticoke, both surveying engineering students, will be participating in a student competition called The 2014 National Society of Professional Surveyors Student Competition. They will be surveying of a piece of property in order to fabricate a map, write a paper, and deliver an oral presentation. This presentation is the result of the students' hard work in surveying with fellow students and their faculty adviser, Dr. Wesley Parks, Associate Professor of Surveying Engineering.
The goal of such conferences is to promote and enhance the profession of surveying, to promote the common good and welfare of its members, to promote and maintain the highest possible standards of professional ethics and practice, and to elevate the public's understanding of the profession. The California Land Surveyors Association represents all land surveyors, whether they are employees or proprietors, whether in the public or private sector.
"Both students are very honored and excited to participate in this highly competitive competition," explains Dr. Albert Lozano-Nieto, Director of Academic Affairs. "Penn State Wilkes-Barre is extremely fortunate to have such dedicated students attending the conference. This will recognize and display all of the hard work they have been putting into their academic and future success as surveyors, and we are so proud to have them representing Penn State."