This organization is formed for the betterment of the students at the Wilkes-Barre Campus of the Pennsylvania State University. The club is organized and managed by student members.

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Until The End Of The Fall Semester!!!
Surveying Society Meetings are held every other
Wednesday at 12:05 pm (Occasionally every Wednesday)
Tech Center Room T19

A Special Thanks...

I have to say that when I started in this program almost three years ago I really didn't know what to expect, especially being one of three "older" students. But after spending six semesters at Penn State Wilkes-Barre, I really cannot imagine being in the company of a better group of people! It truly has been a privilege working with everyone and I would like to thank all of the Surveying Faculty for their time and effort, especially in answering my endless list of questions... Dr. Ghilani and Dr. Seybert have been priceless mentors to me, Dr. Parks taught me great lessons about the art of boundary surveying, Dr. Derby instructed me in the basics and advanced techniques of GIS and Dr. Marsico educated me in the true value of being a professional. I would like to thank Matt Boozer and Matt Sharr for their tireless efforts in making the Surveying Society an incredible institution over the past year, Alex Wood for his unbelievable drive in managing the Society's finances, Joe Johnson for his creative Meeting Minutes literature, Logan Mack for creating a merchandise department that has been second to none, Brian Halchak for his PSLS communication and support, Shane Dalton for his work in bringing in guest speakers to instruct us and Heather Nicholson for her instructions during Surveyors' Week, help on homework and projects I have completed (I really hope that I have not forgotten anyone)! Most of all, I want to thank everyone who voted for me as the "2012-2013 Surveying Society Outstanding Club Member of the Year", it is an honor that I will always cherish. Additionally, it is with great appreciation that you all have entrusted me with the privilege of creating a website for this great Club that will hopefully live on forever and only be improved by more talented individuals than myself in the years to come... Rich Cebrick, Class of 2014

Upcoming Events/Important Dates
Nov 30 Next Surveying Society Meeting
Dec 9 Dr. Bolkas Presentation
Dec 13 Dr. Miima Presentation
Jan 22-25, 2017 PSLS Conference in Hershey, PA
Feb 2, 6:30 pm FS EXAM Webinar with Brian Naberezny





Scholarships & Awards
National Society of Professional Surveyors

Deadline: Spring 2017 (Official Date to be announced)

Each year, through the National Society of Professional Surveyors Foundation, thousands of dollars in scholarships funded by a variety of individuals, companies, and organizations are made available to encourage and support college education in geospatial sciences. These scholarships are a great opportunity for college students enrolled in surveying, mapping, geographic information systems, and geodetic science programs.

Congratulations 2015-2016 PSLS Foundation Scholarship Winners

Surveying Society member winners of the Foundation Scholarship received their awards at the PSLS Surveyors’ Conference in January. We extend congratulations to these recipients:

Jordan Behrens
Theodore Frear
Elizabeth Keegan
Joshua Piestrak
Matthew Boyes
Congratulations 2014 PSLS Student Paper Competition Winners

We are proud to announce that every winner of the 2014 PSLS Student Paper Competition was a Penn State Surveying Engineering Student!

1st Place: Heather Nicholson

Coastal Monitoring   Read

2nd Place: Matthew Boozer

Profile: The American Surveyor   Read

3rd Place: Rich Cebrick & Brian Halchak

Using GIS to Develop a Control Map and Database   Read

Runner Up: Logan Mack

The Use of GIERS in Disaster and Emergency Management   Read

LSIT/Fundamentals of Surveying Exam
New Format as of January 2014

The Fundamentals of Surveying exam will be changing to an Electronic Version beginning January 2014.

Post Your Resume on the Surveying Society Website!

Having your resume posted on the Surveying Society website is a great way to display your experiences, skills and hard work to potential employers! To have your current resume posted, please email it in PDF format to Jeff Johnson - and be sure to include a short message as to which section you would like it presented in.

Surveying Engineering /
Surveying Technology Job Postings

Head on over to the PSU Wilkes-Barre and PSLS websites to check out all of the latest job postings for Surveying Engineering and Surveying Technology. New jobs are posted continuously so be sure to check back often!

The Struthers Family Career Services Center offers a variety of career planning and employment services to students. Career planning begins in your first year and continues throughout your lifetime. Contact Maureen Ciliberto - to answer all of your questions concerning future employment.

Career Services
Struthers Family Career Services Center
(570) 675-9124

Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Faculty
Dr. Frank Derby
Dr. Esra Tekdal Yilmaz
Dr. Salvatore Marsico
Dr. Dimitrios Bolkas
Penn State Wilkes Barre
Surveying Industrial Advisory Committee
Chairman: John Fuehrer
Secretary: Theresa Damiani
Joe Dolan
Adam Crews, PLS
Scott Reeser, PLS
Frank Lenik
Matt Boozer
Dave Doyle
Matt Warner
Dr. Chuck Ghilani
Dr. Wesley Parks, PLS
Surveying Engineering Blog

We are currently looking for students to volunteer to write for our Blog. Entries should pertain to relevant surveying topics and can be research paper exerpts, article reviews or similar items.

Surveying Tutorials Page

There is a Tutorials page on our website. It includes Software and Procedures, Video Lessons and Information Sheets.

PSU Web Apps/Account Storage

Access software anytime, anywhere. All you need is an Internet connection. Apps include: ArcGIS Desktop, JMP, Mathematica, MatLab, Microsoft Office, Minitab, SAS and SolidWorks.

Access your PSU Account Storage Space (PASS) anytime, anywhere.

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2013-2014 Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Society
Website created by Rich Cebrick Spring Semester 2013
Updated by Tyler Shelly 2014/2015