National Society of Professional Surveyors Announces Results of 12th Annual Student Competition

Frederick, MD – The National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) held its 12th Annual Student Competition in conjunction with the Utah Council of Land Surveyors (UCLS) conference in Sandy, Utah on February 27, 2013. Five schools with baccalaureate degree programs in surveying, surveying engineering technology and/or surveying engineering participated.

This year’s competition was a “Quiz Bowl” style head to head competition focusing on four subject areas: Surveying Terminology, Surveying Mathematics, Boundary & Cadastral and Surveying.

First Place: California State University – Fresno: Fresno, California
Second Place: Southern Polytechnic State University: Marietta, Georgia
Third Place: Utah Valley University: Orem, Utah

Honorable Mentions (In alphabetical order)
University of Arkansas, Monticello, Arkansas
New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

At the conclusion of the competition each team received a crystal bowl and each individual on the team received a participation ribbon and medallion in recognition of their efforts.

This year’s competition was coordinated by A. Richard Vannozzi, Assistant Professor of Civil Technology/Surveying and Mapping, Thompson School of Applied Science at the University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH and further questions can be addressed to him via email at: Schools wishing to receive information regarding the 2014 competition should contact Mr. Vannozzi at the above email, or visit the NSPS website at Instructions for the 2014 NSPS Student Competition, which will be an ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey focused competition, will be posted on or before April 1, 2013.

About NSPS
NSPS is the national organization representing the Land Surveying profession in the United States and has among its aims and objectives: Advancing the sciences and disciplines with in the profession; supporting new practical methods of surveying; promoting public faith and confidence in the profession; encouraging high standards of ethical and professional behavior; and seeking improvements in higher education curricula for surveyors. For more information about NSPS please contact Executive Director Curt Sumner, 5119 Pegasus Court, Suite Q, Frederick, MD 21704, Phone: 240-439-4615 or via E-mail: