By Connor Sannito
NWTC Civil Engineering Technology Club will be traveling to Las Vegas, Nevada for a national surveying competition.
Organized by the National Society of Professional Surveyors, colleges from across the United States will compete in the Nevada desert without their electronics—or a map. They must accurately calculate and survey the land to later present to a panel of judges. It will test their skill and ability as they will be given unknown and outdated equipment. Moreover, it is a unique way for the NWTC students to showcase the state and local area.
This is what team member, Connor Christopherson, had to say regarding the value of this opportunity.
The NWTC Civil Engineering Technology team consists of six students – which have been preparing for the last several weeks for this unique event.
In addition, this will be the first time NWTC/the club will participate in this competition. The team will leave February 17th and return February 22nd.