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  • 19 Jun 2015 3:44 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    PSLS has received a thank you letter from the Friends of Independence Hall National Historic Park for our donation to restore the Mason Dixon instrument which will reside in the Governor's Chamber in Independence Hall.  The Society voted to support the instrument restoration at the March Board meeting.  

    PSLS is proud to support the historic preservation of the surveying profession.

  • 02 Jun 2015 8:41 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The geospatial technology program at HACC is pleased to offer a model course developed by the National Geospatial Technology Center for Excellence -GeoTech Center- called Exploring Our World: Fundamentals of Geospatial Science. This is an eight week online course that introduces fundamental concepts of geospatial analysis and map interpretation - technologies explored include geographic information systems (GIS), global positioning system (GPS), cartography, remote sensing, geo-visualization and interpretation, internet mapping and spatial statistics (see attached).

     The course begins August 24, 2015 , the cost is $99, and the instructors are Nicole Ernst and Peter Muller. The course can be used for Act 48 credit, continuing education units (CEUs), and the course will articulate into the HACC geospatial technology program as the free elective.  Digital badges (micro-credentials) will be awarded for successful completion of the course modules. The course is open to anyone- high school students, K-12 teachers, engineers, surveyors, real estate agents, grant writers, business owners - anyone who wants to learn more about geospatial technology!

     To enroll in the class, visit http://vc.hacc.edu and select section number 60491.

    To learn more about HACC’s geospatial technology program:


  • 02 Jun 2015 8:38 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Georgia History Press announces the July pre-release of award-winning Dr. William J. (Bill) Morton’s latest book, Andrew Ellicott: The Stargazer Who Defined America. This book is not Ellicott’s biography, although previously unknown facts of his life will be revealed, but is the never-before-told story of the survey of the first southern boundary between the United States and Spain. Ellicott’s efforts could arguably be said to have stopped Spain’s dominance of the entire North American Continent.The dramatic events of his four-year-long efforts are the stuff of fiction: adventures into unknown territory fraught with physical hazards, hostile Indians, double agents, and a cast of remarkable characters. 

     A percentage of the sales to surveyors will be donated to the National Society of Professional Surveyors.

    The book will soon be available on Amazon, BN.com, and as an ebook on Smashwords, Kindle, Lulu, Nook and Apple iBooks.

     For more information about the author, go to www.wjmortonmdjd.com.


  • 02 Jun 2015 8:33 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Receive a master’s degree in surveying engineering on-line, no time on campus required!

    If accepted to the program by fall 2015 all non Maine students will pay in-state graduate tuition * 1.25 for their entire curriculum!  Note it can take up to six weeks to process an application so out-of-state residents please apply by July 2015 to ensure you receive the tuition discount.

    Click here for more information.

    Please read this and if questions email Raymond.hintz@umit.maine.edu

    Surveying Engineering Concentration
    Professional Science Masters (PSM) Degree in Engineering and Business
    University of Maine
    Established January 23, 2014


  • 26 May 2015 3:23 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Engineering Cooperative (Co-op) Education Program 

    Senior Engineering Students are looking for co-ops now with a target start date of Aug 31st.

     ABET accredited

    Four year Bachelor of Science degree

    Majors: Mechanical, Electrical/Computer Engineering 

    • Develops a strong pool of talented engineers for employers in our regional area 

    About the York College Engineering Co-op:  

    1.    Each co-op runs for a full semester period, students are full time employees while on co-op (no required classes for students during co-op). 

    • Seniors - fall semester (Sept - Jan)
    • Juniors - spring semester (Jan - May)
    • Sophomores - summer semester (May - Aug) 

    2.    To earn college credit for co-op, students must work full time for a minimum of 12 weeks in the summer and 15 weeks in the fall and spring.  

    3. Contact Joanne Wilkes, Co-op Program Director at jwilkes@ycp.edu or (717) 815-1733 office or (717) 779-8997 cell if you’d like me to post the position for you.  

    More about our program: 


    http://www.ycp.edu/academics/academic-departments/physical-sciences/programs-in-engineering-and-computer-science/engineering-co-op-program/

    Best regards, 

    Joanne Wilkes

    Engineering Co-op Program Director


  • 18 May 2015 7:56 AM | Office Manager (Administrator)
    Kevin Katchko, Penn State University surveying student is one of 12 members of the 2015–16 NCEES Emerging Engineers and Surveyors Group. The group will connect young engineers and surveyors with NCEES decision makers. For more information, click here.

    Congratulations Kevin!  We know you will be a fine addition to the group.



  • 14 May 2015 12:51 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The PSLS Young Surveyors network is on Facebook and LinkedIn. Check it out at:

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/832585383463185/

    https://www.linkedin.com/grp/home?gid=8275403

     

     

  • 14 May 2015 12:26 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    The May 113 issue of NSPS News & Views is now available. In this issue:

    1. 3DEP interview on NSPS You Tube channel
    2. Senators seek to expedite commercial UAS operations 
    3. Coast Guard seeks to remove licensed surveyors from Deepwater Port Hydro 

  • 06 May 2015 3:17 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Nicholas D. "Nick" Remy, 85, of Allentown, PA died Thursday, April 30, 2015 in the Phoebe Home, Allentown. Nick was the 2003 President of PSLS and more recently president of PA PLS. 

     Obituary

    Memorial Service 3:00PM Friday, May 8, 2015 in the sanctuary at First Presbyterian Church, 3231 W. Tilghman St., Allentown, PA. Call 2 to 3:00PM Friday in the church. Masonic Service 2:45PM Friday in the church. Arrangements by J.S. Burkholder Funeral Home, Allentown, PA, www.jsburkholder.com. Memorial contributions may be made in Nick's memory to Shriners Hospitals for Children - c/o Office of Development, ATTN: Terry Diamond, 3551 N. Broad St., Philadelphia, PA 19140 or the church, PA 18104.


  • 01 May 2015 3:23 PM | Office Manager (Administrator)

    Over the past seven months, four Penn State Surveying students have worked on their presentation for the NSPS National Student Competition. This year’s topic wasError Study of Topographic Mapping Methods. Students from seven teams gathered on April 13th to give oral presentations on their projects. Christopher Albee, Aaron Severance, Tyler Shelly, and Alexander Wood put hours of research and work into this project and are to be commended for their outstanding effort.  PSLS offers congratulations to the Penn State team on this impressive accomplishment.

    Left to Right: Professor Brian Naberezy, Christopher Albee, Alexander Wood, Tyler Shelly, Aaron Severance.


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