The Trimble Survey Student Competition

An amazing opportunity for students has been brought to my attention by gene Roe of LiDARnews, Gene shares an update on the Trimble Survey Student Paper Competition. From Gene… As somewhat of a follow up to the last post on attracting students to the industry (see the numerous comments that have been sent) I wanted to call attention to Trimble’s Survey Student Paper Competition. This is being held in connection with Trimble’s user conference – Dimensions 2012.

The winner of the contest will receive 4 nights’ accommodation at the Mirage Hotel, Las Vegas, and round trip airfare or ground transportation to Las Vegas to attend Dimensions 2012 and present their paper. The approximate value of the prize is $4,500.

Now here’s the really impressive part.Trimble will also donate a Trimble R8 GNSS product to the winner’s educational institution, and the winner agrees to provide all relevant details to Trimble in connection with such activity. The approximate value of the donation is $30,000.

See Details HERE

Don’t list your hot survey equipment on ebay!

And our dumb-ass of the day goes to…

Here’s another one of those stupid thief stories! This time some rocket scientists nabbed surveying equipment – a big problem in that industry! According to DetroitNews online, The events started Tuesday, when a thief broke into a surveyor’s truck near Harper and Conner on Detroit’s east side and stole $25,000 worth of surveying equipment. A savvy office then found a listing on Ebay where the seller claimed he was in Texas but the photos proved otherwise, it definitely wasn’t Texas, in fact it was in Detroit and a cop recognized the street! Nice job to the Detroit Police detectives for nailing these scumbags!