What is Trigstar?
Professional Land Surveyors use the Trig Star program to advance communication with the communities they serve.
The purpose of the program is:
- To promote the study of trigonometry in high school and to promote excellence in the mastery of trigonometry by honoring the individual student who has demonstrated superior skill among classmates at the High School level.
- To acquaint the high school geometry and trigonometry students with the use and practical application of geometry and trigonometry in the surveying profession.
- To build an awareness of surveying as a profession among the mathematically-skilled high school students, career guidance counselors and high school math teachers.
What happens during the Trig-Star Contest?
A presentation by a Land Surveyor to help participants understand the Land Surveying/ Geomatics Profession. The exam is a timed exercise, during which students must solve trigonometric problems that incorporate the use of the right triangle formulas, the law of sines, and the law of cosines. The student with the highest score and fastest time will be named the "Trig Star" for each high school participating in the program. The scores and times of the Trig Stars are reviewed to determine the State Winner and Runner-up in California. The State Winner will qualify to take the National Exam.
The Trig Star program is sponsored nationally by the National Society of Professional Surveyors.
Local Trigstar Coordinator
Bill Koch email@example.com
State Trigstar Coordinator
Annette Lockhart, Chair LadyLandSurveyor@gmail.com
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Boy Scout Surveying Merit Badgeavailable at Sierra Valley District Midway
Saturday August 29th in Manteca
San Joaquin Delta College
"This is where we are asking for help. One of the activities for grades 9-12 is a small surveying demonstration.
We have several total stations at SJDC that we can use, but we are looking for additional equipment and people to help with the project.
If anyone is interested in helping on October 2, please let me know. If you are interested in helping develop the project for the students,
please let me know that as well."
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San Joaquin County Surveyor
has requested that the signature block for
Kenneth Blakemore, Assessor-Recorder-County Clerk
be changed to:
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California Spatial Reference Center Coordinating Council (CSRC CC)Semi-Annual Meeting
- Date: September 10, 2015, Thursday
- Time: Approximately 9:30 AM to 3:30 PM
- Location: PG&E Headquarters, San Francisco
- Fees/Costs: There are no registration fees or costs to attend.
- However, please RSVP by September 1st
AB 1303Subdivision Map Act: map expiration dates.
The Author's office has indicated that this will provide a 24 month extension to maps within the counties of Fresno, Imperial, Kings, Madera, Merced, Modoc, Siskiyou, Stanislaus, and Tulare.
From BPELSGNotice of Department Designation Forms
Proposed Changes to Corner Reords
Our Newsletter "The Prism" July 2015
California Surveyor: "Summer 2015"
BPELSG Bulletin: Summer 2015
New in the Library:Sacramento County - added link to Geographical Map Index
(includes Maps and Parcel Maps, ROS estimated for September, then Corner Records & .....)
Added Historical FEMA Maps Stanislaus, Merced and San Joaquin Counties
Fresno County - updated record maps
Stanislaus County - updated record maps
San Joaquin County - updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
Adopt-A-RoadNext Clean-up: October 3, 2015
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