Surveying Engineering Open House Planned For April 14th

On Sunday, April 14th, join the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Engineering Department for their Surveying Engineering Open House beginning at 1:00 p.m.

Penn State Wilkes-Barre is the only Penn State campus and Pennsylvania institution to offer an accredited bachelor's degree in Surveying Engineering. Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Engineering graduates enjoy a 100% employment rate in surveying engineering firms locally and across the country. The Surveying Engineering Open House is an opportunity to learn about the different types of surveying and the dual degree option with Civil Engineering as well as observe and participate in surveying technology demonstrations, meet surveying students, alumni and faculty, and tour the campus.

In preparation for the Surveying Engineering Open House, several members of the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Society took the spring break opportunity to visit high schools from which they graduated in order to educate students on the field of Surveying Engineering.

"We tried to keep our Powerpoint presentations to 20-25 minutes," explains Matt Boozer, a junior Surveying Engineering student who led the effort. "We didn't want to keep the students in the classroom for too long - we wanted them to be able to have hands-on experience with what surveyors do."

Five local high schools, Red Bank Valley, North East Bradford, Pittston Area, Mountainview, and Lake Lehman, participated in the surveying presentations.

"Preparing for the presentation made me realize that I wish I had heard more about college and career opportunities while I was still in high school," explains junior Surveying Engineering student Matt Sharr. "If they got nothing else out of the presentation, at least they know there are surveying careers out there."

Students interested in attending the Surveying Engineering Open House can register online at, by calling 570-675-9238 or by emailing [email protected].