Connecting professional practice and education

“I think EWB and NCEES make great partners because we really look at infrastructure, at construction, or at design in a really holistic way, meaning across engineering disciplines, across cultures, and across standards.”

Cathy Leslie, P.E.
Executive Director, EWB-USA

NCEES continued its support of EWB-USA in 2015–16. EWB projects provide a safe interaction between students and professionals and foster the connection between a young engineering student and a professional engineer.


Creativity and exploration is encouraged, and the ideas stemmed from this serve developing communities in other countries. As a major sponsor, NCEES is supporting humanitarian projects while helping students bridge the gap between classroom experience and the application of engineering in real-world situations.

At its 2015 annual meeting, NCEES voted to approve development of a professional surveying program of distinction to annually recognize up to 10 college surveying programs with $10,000 awards. NCEES staff will work with members of the Future of Surveying Task Force in the year ahead to establish the award criteria and implement the NCEES Surveying Program of Distinction Award.