California State University, Fresno’s student-run Geomatics Engineering Conference – believed to be the largest of its kind in the nation – that began Thursday ends today, Jan. 28, with a banquet at 6 p.m. at the Clovis Veterans Memorial District Building.
Presented by the Geomatics Engineering Department in Fresno State’s Lyles College of Engineering, the event celebrated 50 years with the theme “The Golden Reunion.”
The conference featured professional speakers, exhibitors and networking opportunities. The banquet will feature more than $50,000 in scholarships being awarded to students.
Guest speakers included industry leaders Landon Blake, Michael Pallamary, Jas Arnold and Bob Grimm. Business aspects of land surveying, aerial photography, geodetic tools and techniques to make a business more profitable are among the topics of discussion.
“Geomatics Engineering at Fresno State provides practical and theoretical knowledge and training that prepares students to serve society by collecting, monitoring, archiving and maintaining national spatial infrastructure. Since the first graduates in 1971, nearly 700 students have completed this degree,” said Dr. James K. Crossfield, geomatics professor and faculty adviser for the Geomatics Engineering Conference
“A strong group of geomatics alumni and professionals continuously support the program though contributions, scholarships and jobs,” he added.
The Lyles College is the region’s oldest publicly supported engineering college, offering nationally accredited Bachelor of Science degree programs in civil, computer, electrical, geomatics and mechanical engineering and construction management. The college also offers graduate degree programs in civil engineering and engineering with options in mechanical and electrical engineering.
(Copy by University Communications news intern Nicole Maul)