January 6, 2021
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 23, 2020
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 email@example.com and get more information!
December 16, 2020
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
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
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.