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NCEES Seeking Surveyor Judges for Competition

Wednesday, December 13, 2017  
Posted by: Amber Carpenter
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The Public Affairs department at NCEES (National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying) is in the process of recruiting surveyor judges for DiscoverE’s Future City Regional Competitions.  They’ve been sponsoring a Land Surveying Award in the competition at a regional and national level for over 5 years.


They are looking for surveyor judges for the Future City Competition in the following New York Regions: 


Albany New York Regionals:

Competition date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 (judging times do vary, but it's usually between 8am-4pm)

Competition Location: The Armory at Sage College – Albany, NY


New York City Regionals:

Competition date: Saturday, January 20, 2018, (judging times do vary, but it's usually between 8am-4pm)

Competition Location: PS 126 MAT Middle School, 80 Catherine St., New York, NY


Western New York Regionals:

Competition date: Saturday, January 20, 2018 (judging times do vary but it’s usually from 8am-4pm)

Competition Location: Mount St. Mary Academy, 3756 Delaware Ave., Kenmore, NY



About the competion:


The Future City Competition is a national, project-based learning experience in which 40,000 students in 6th, 7th, and 8th grade from 1,350 schools imagine, design, and build cities of the future. Students work as a team with an educator and engineer mentor to plan cities using SimCity™ software, research and write solutions to an engineering problem, build tabletop scale models with recycled materials, and present before judges at regional competitions in January.


NCEES has supported the special prize for Best Land Surveying Practices for the past couple of years. You could always find out more at


This year’s competition challenge is –The Age-Friendly City—asks students to identify an issue older people have and engineer two innovative solutions so they can remain active and independent.


General Award Info

·         Special Awards judging is an all-day commitment. You will judge the individual teams and may have the option to present the winning team their special award. 

·         Judges have about 5 minutes to question each team before moving on to the next.

·         You may be on your feet for an extended period of time, so good shoes are recommended. 

·         Sample questions for judging and a scoring rubric will be provided. 


NCEES provides judging material and can field any questions a potential judge might have. 


If you are interested, please contact Christian Cernauskas via  email:


Download the general competition information here.

146 Washington Avenue
Land Surveyors Building
Albany, NY 12210
518-432-4046 -- (f) 518-432-4055

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