Survey College 2021
I just dropped off my son at Syracuse SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry, also known as the Wanakena Ranger School. He has a long list of required items plus a bag items handed to him at the college. They include a clinometer, compass, HP35s calculator, laptop computer, Carlson Survey 2021 (which cost him just $100/yr for a life), field books, 10x magnify glass, 75ft loggers tape measure, hard hat, rain gear, snowshoes, cramp-ons, safety vest, etc. But no plumb bob 😏 .
I graduated from Paul Smith's College (NY) 30 years ago. We were required to have an HP41 with a survey chip and a plumb bob. But they longer have a surveying program as of just last year.
That's great, Lee. I have worked with some fine people from both the Ranger School and Paul Smiths. I went to Sterling College in VT many moons ago.
Best of luck to your son, Lee! You must be very proud of him!
Glad to hear the Ranger School is still going. Didn't know about Paul Smith's. Sorry to hear that, I know a number of fine Paul Smith's surveyors here in Alaska.
Unless it's changed your son will have a unique experience in higher education over the next 10 months. He will add a year to his life by fitting two years into one. He will develop a work ethic that will benefit him for life.
The NYSRS at Wanakena is good stuff.
Best of luck to him, glad to hear the Ranger school is still running, but saddened to hear about Paul Smiths. Sadly the number of GOOD survey programs at colleges is diminishing.
One of my party chief's graduated from Wanakena Ranger School. He was tough as nails, I learned a lot from him. He had some great stories of school, it was not a walk in the park.
It's sad to hear that Paul Smiths is ending their survey program. CC Fee was one of the great patriarchs of our profession.
I looked hard and found this one in plum color.