“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.” Marian Wright Edelman

Our survey team took a field trip last week to do just that. At the Academy of Engineering located in George Jenkins High School, students had the chance to work alongside members of our survey team. Sharing their personal experiences as surveyors, our team members spent time demonstrating the purpose of various tools used when completing projects and even gave students an opportunity to use the tools in the field.

Circling a retention pond surveyed by the CS team in previous years, our crew demonstrated tactics and practices used in the surveying industry. For example, students learned how crewmembers measure the volume of water the retention pond can hold. Knowing this helps engineers understand whether or not they need to make physical adjustments to the ground so that water run-off and other environmental factors don’t allow the retention pond to overflow, thus causing a flooding hazard in the surrounding area. Students then had a chance to work with the tools, ask questions and learn about our internship program.