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January 13, 2021  

Episode 61 - This episode finds our favorite land title expert, Gary Kent, back again for another “Table A Talk,” but joining him today is Tim Burch

February 23rd is right around the corner and so are the new ALTA/NSPS Land Title Survey Standards. This episode of “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast finds our favorite land title expert, Gary Kent, back again for another “Table A Talk,” but joining him today is Tim Burch. Gary shares his thoughts on the most important additions, deletions and revisions to the new standards and walks us through some of the discussions the committee considered this time around.

Thanks for joining us for a timely conversation on the upcoming changes in the Land Title Survey standards here on “Surveyor Says!”

January 6, 2021  

Episode 60 - We invited Dr. Marian Young, a recently retired educator from East Tennessee State University, to share her story of teaching our wonderful profession for the past few decades

Hello 2021 and a new year of “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast! For our first episode back from the holidays, we invited Dr. Marian Young, a recently retired educator from East Tennessee State University, to share her story of teaching our wonderful profession for the past few decades. She recently talked with Tim Burch to look fondly back at her early years in Indiana, attending and teaching at Purdue University, getting her PhD at the University of Wisconsin, and taking her final position at ETSU. They cover the technological changes in surveying yet how the basic are still the core of the profession. She also shares how surveying is an attractive profession to all genders and races who have an aptitude for solving puzzles and enjoy mathematics.

Thanks for joining us on our kickoff to 2021 on “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast.

December 30, 2020  

Episode 59 - NSPS wraps up a tumultuous 2020 with our “Year in Review” with Curt Sumner & Tim Burch!

NSPS wraps up a tumultuous 2020 with our “Year in Review” with Curt Sumner & Tim Burch looking back at the highs and lows of the surveying profession. While COVID-19 has dominated the headlines and testing our professional standing with being an “essential service,” lots of other topics passed through News & Views and various social media channels. From the retirement of a 102-year-old Indiana surveyor to new chapters in the fight against Ligado (formerly Lightsquared), they cover everything newsworthy from the surveying profession. So, sit back and join us putting 2020 in the rearview mirror on this edition of “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast.

December 23, 2020  

Episode 58 - Becki Popeck, PLS and Robert Schmidt, PLS, PE, join host Tim Burch for a discussion on how ABET was started and a need for evaluators.

This week’s “Future Focus” episode highlights the ABET accreditation process and how NSPS works with this organization to provide surveying curriculums with validation of their programs. Becki Popeck, PLS and Robert Schmidt, PLS, PE, join NSPS President-Elect Tim Burch for a discussion on how the group was started, criteria for gaining program accreditation, and the need for program evaluators (PEV) to continue the fine work ABET has provide for almost 90 years.

This edition of “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast is a call to action: do you or someone you know want to give back to the surveying profession? Let NSPS know today! Email us at info@nsps.us.com and get more information!

December 16, 2020  

Episode 57 - Join host Curt Sumner and guest, Robert Loane III as they discuss his journey to becoming a multi-licensed Surveyor.

Our “Future Focus” episode this week is with Robert Loane III. Join host Curt Sumner as Robert discusses his experiences and challenges along the journey to becoming a multi-licensed Professional Surveyor and educator. He also discusses several high precision tunneling projects in which he was involved.

December 9, 2020  

Episode 56 -Our “Future Focus” episode brings us an interview with Marisa Trzemzalski, the new NCEES Surveying Marketing and Outreach Coordinator who is also collaborating with NSPS.

Our “Future Focus” episode brings us an interview with Marisa Trzemzalski, the new NCEES Surveying Marketing and Outreach Coordinator who is also collaborating with NSPS on promoting the profession. Our host, Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, recently sat down with Marisa to talk about how she connected with NCEES, her background and drive to promote STEM professions, and how to communicate in the age of COVID-19. The conversation also dives into the deep end of diversity and recruitment of all future surveyors, so settle in for more great insight from one of the NSPS industry partners.

This is another edition of “Surveyor Says!” The NSPS Podcast you do not want to miss!

December 2, 2020  

Episode 55 - This episode of Future Focus features Griffin Pritchard, Public Information Specialist for the professional licensing board in Alabama.

This episode finds Tim Burch, NSPS President-Elect, sitting down to discuss professional licensure with Griffin Pritchard, Public Information Specialist for the professional licensing board in Alabama. Tim talks with Griffin about his role within the board, women and minorities in surveying and the important role each fill going forward, and how STEM is a priority in many schools in Alabama.

A great conversation talking about another side of “Future Focus” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

November 25, 2020  

Episode 54 - NSPS Government Affairs consultant John Palatiello joins host Curt Sumner for a discussion about Qualifications Based Selection (QBS).

NSPS Government Affairs consultant John Palatiello joins host Curt Sumner for a discussion about Qualifications Based Selection (QBS) which is mandated by federal (and some states) law for procurement of professional services including Surveying. The discussion will also include the challenges encountered in insuring adherence to the process.  

November 18, 2020  

Episode 53 - Joe Fenicle shares is experiences/adventures in surveying with host Curt Sumner.

Joe Fenicle shares with host Curt Sumner his experiences/adventures in surveying, and recently “going home” to join the faculty of the surveying program at the University of Akron.

November 11, 2020  

Episode 52 - Join host Curt Sumner and he discusses the ALTA/NSPS Standards with Gary Kent.

Join host Curt Sumner on this episode of "Table A Talk".  He discusses the new 2021 ALTA/NSPS Standards with Gary Kent.  The new Standards are scheduled to be released on February 23, 2021. Visit the NSPS website information about the new standards.

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