On November 30th, second year Civil Engineering Technology students participated in Humber’s first Surveying Competition organized by Amjad Zoudeh.
The audience included a judging panel from the industry, faculty members, and the students themselves. In groups of 4, students had a maximum of 5 minutes to have their total station centered and leveled. The setup was on an uneven surface which made the task more challenging. The students were marked based on their performance (composure, control and care), accuracy, and time.
The judges this year were Dan Hendriks, Ignat Girin, Scott Coons, and Shawn Price. They were very impressed by the enthusiasm of the students, and their comradery. They saw that students were able to handle stressful environments, while paying attention to the quality of their work.
"The students were very enthusiastic to step up, try, and participate. They were very engaged in their work. An advantage of this competition was giving the students a chance to measure their capability in stressful environments."
— Dan Hendriks, Vice President, Geoshack
"The students had a really good sense of doing well, and showed pride in their work. They were competitive, but I was able to see that they worked very well together – There was a lot of comradery."
— Ignat Girin, Territory Sales Executive, Sokkia
"Through this competition, students were able to show off what they had learned and practiced. It was enjoyable to watch as a judge, but participating would be very nerve wrecking. Students paced themselves differently, but they all paid careful attention to the quality of their work."
— Scott Coons, General Manager, JD Barnes
"If students are looking to improve, they need to consistently practice at least 10 times a week. Even industry professionals need to be fine tuning their skills regularly."
— Shawn Price, General Director, Groma