Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast

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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 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!”

September 16, 2020  

Episode 44 -NCEES Director of Exam Services Tim Miller talks with host Curt Sumner.

NCEES Director of Exam Services Tim Miller talks with host Curt Sumner about the purpose of the organization, his role there, the variety of services provided by NCEES related to licensure, and the evolution of the exam process.

September 9, 2020  

Episode 43 - This episode features our host Tim Burch and guest Trent Keenan, PLS and founder of his own firm in Las Vegas.

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This episode features Trent Keenan, PLS and founder of his own firm in Las Vegas. Your host, Tim Burch, recently sat down to discuss Trent’s introduction to surveying in high school, the variety of places he has completed boundary work, and how starting his current business led to giving back to the profession. He also talks about getting involved with “Get Kids into Survey” and how becoming an animated character helps connect with kids about our great profession. A great conversation and wonderful example of surveyors giving back in this “Future Focus” episode of “Surveyor Says!”

August 19, 2020  

Episode 40 - Join Curt Sumner’s discussion with Zach Gooch - Archaeologist turned Surveyor!

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Join host Curt Sumner have an interesting discussion with Zach Gooch.  Zach talks about his transition from Archaeologist turned Surveyor!

July 29, 2020  

Episode 37 - Join host Curt Sumner and guest Tim Burch, NSPS President Elect, discuss how surveying remains an essential service during the pandemic.

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Curt Sumner and Tim Burch discuss how surveying remains an essential service during the pandemic of COVID-19, the importance of maintaining a national voice and advocacy for the profession, and efforts nationwide for surveying to embrace diversity in our future workforce. Tim shares how the association transformed the successful “NSPS Radio Hour” into “Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast” and how its popularity has exceeded expectations.

July 22, 2020  

Episode 36 - On this “Future Focus” join host Tim Burch and Emily Pierce, Business Development Director for Berntsen International.

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Today’s “Future Focus” interview is with Emily Pierce, Business Development Director for Berntsen International, an industry leader in survey markers and a sustaining member of NSPS. Emily shares her experiences and challenges as a professional land surveyor in the public and private sectors, and offers advice to newcomers to surveying on what to expect in this great profession. She also shares information on new products from Berntsen, including RFID markers designed to work with GIS. Thanks for listening to “Surveyor Says! The NSPS Podcast.”

July 8, 2020  

Episode 34 - In this episode of “Future Focus” Curt Sumner interviews current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey.

Surveyor_Says_Future_Focus.png In its continuing effort to provide opportunities for listeners to get to know the NSPS Officers, not only as the organization’s leaders, but also as fellow Surveyors, Curt Sumner recently interviewed current NSPS Secretary Craig Amey for this episode of “Surveyor Says!”
June 25, 2020  

Episode 32 - Curt’s conversation is with Jared Wilson, Assistant Professor and Faculty Coordinator at East Tennessee State University

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Curt’s conversation for this “Future Focus” episode with Jared covers how distance learning from online university programs are the future of the profession and helping to maintain our “essential service” status.

Thanks for joining us for another “Future Focus” here on this episode of “Surveyor Says!”

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