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.
Now that is worth pursuing. I would like to offer to help anyone with general guidance on their paper. Just let me know. Kudos to Trimble for this idea.