Lone Star College Holds High School Educators Retreat to Learn About Land Surveying and Mapping

"MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas -- More than 35 high school teachers and technical/career counselors from across Texas played the role of student this week during a three-day High School Educators Retreat, hosted by Lone Star College-Montgomery’s land surveying and mapping technology program and the Texas Society of Professional Surveyors. The retreat, which took place June 16-18 at the LSC-Montgomery campus, gave participants an opportunity to learn more about the land surveying and mapping industry ......"

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3 comments on “Lone Star College Holds High School Educators Retreat to Learn About Land Surveying and Mapping
  1. Thanks for the post, Eric!

    We had a fantastic time at the educators retreat with close to 40 math, science, geography teachers and tech/career counselors from throughout the state in attendance, plus nearly that many industry professionals serving as speakers and volunteers. With record breaking temperatures, we received some wholly justified grumblings about the heat…But overall feedback was extremely positive!

    Comments included:

    “I was able to see how geometry and trig can be applied through surveying”

    “I could tell everyone involved cares about this profession.”

    “I loved being able to apply the math that I teach using surveying techniques. I believe that my struggling students will glean a lot more from math by having these types of activities incorporated in their math sessions.”

    “Hospitality was above and beyond!”

    My own comments… I’ve worked with many advisory groups and professionals in every industry, and those in land surveying are at the top of my list! Their enthusiasm, stick-to-it-iveness, and get-it-done attitude can’t be beat! Hurrah for the Land Surveying profession!

  2. Roger W. Hart says:

    This has become an annual event here in Texas. The ultimate goal is to expose high school teachers and counselors to Land Surveying with the idea that they will turn the students on to surveying as a career. There is some evidence that is seems to be working.

  3. admin says:

    Wow! That’s all I can say. What a fantastic event to promote professional land surveyors and our industry.

    I’ve always felt that the sort of “hands-on” examples that land surveyors can bring to math classes make it more understandable and interesting to the student. At least it did for me.

    In my next life I’m coming back as a professional land surveyor in Texas. You not only do it bigger, but also better. It’s so nice to see this sort of industry promotion and public outreach.

    Keep up the brilliant work!