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Equipment donation benefits ETSU surveying students

Contributed • Jan 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM

A significant donation of survey equipment from Transit and Level Clinic in Cary, North Carolina, is providing more hands-on opportunities for students at East Tennessee State University.

The surveying program received five Leica total stations and data collectors, valued at $73,000.

"We care about giving back to the industry and we value the importance of quality education in developing the next generation of Surveyors,” said Charles W. “Bucky” Lawley III, from Transit and Level. “ETSU's record speaks for itself — they are highly effective at providing quality education and promoting the land surveying Industry,”

Lawley added that he is proud to work alongside partner Leica Geosystems to support equipment needs and to build relationships with ETSU surveying students, who are the future of the profession.

ETSU offers a bachelor of science in surveying and mapping, and is the only surveying program in the state of Tennessee accredited by the Applied and Natural Science Accreditation Commission of ABET. More than 75 percent of the required courses are available online. For more information about the ETSU’s surveying program, visit www.etsu.edu/cbat/applieddesign/surveying.php.

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