New York State Surveyors Offer Free STEM Education Program for Students

The New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors (NYSAPLS) announced today that it will again offer summer course plans to provide students with an outdoor learning opportunity while challenging them in math and science. Following last year’s success, NYSAPLS is once again promoting the Get Kids into Survey program to support continuing education during the summer vacation. The program is free to students statewide and will inspire New York City students to use their math and science skills to explore their passion for STEM while enjoying the outdoors.

“After a year of virtual learning and increasing screen time, we hope this will be a way for students across the state to get out and explore. The goal is for these activities to help students practice their math and science skills while learning more about surveying and having fun at the same time, ”said Lem Morrison, LS, chair of the public relations committee. .

The Get Kids into Survey program was created by Elaine Ball, Ltd., to introduce children to the concept of surveying for boundary determination, to teach them to read and plot boundary descriptions, and to suggest safe activities that can be performed. with other students, friends or family members. NYSAPLS adopted and supported the program to introduce the younger generation to surveying, as well as to teach students about the importance and history of the profession.

Students, parents and teachers can access these materials by visiting the association’s website, www.nysapls.org, or by calling (518) 432-4046.

“Young people are curious and look for different ways to explore their passions and interests. There are more avenues to STEM career fields and exposing surveying at a young age will attract the next generation of professionals to fill the industry ranks for years to come, ”added Dan Marvin, President of NYSAPLS .

NYSAPLS represents over 1,200 members – 75% of all licensed land surveyors in New York State. Founded in 1963, the objective of the association is to promote the establishment and maintenance of high professional standards and uniform work and ethics of the profession.

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