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 firstname.lastname@example.org
State Trigstar Coordinator
Annette Lockhart, Chair LadyLandSurveyor@gmail.com
ADOPT-A-ROAD CLEAN-UP DAYSaturday June 4th
9:am to Noon
2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards WorkshopThe purpose of this seminar is to examine the New 2016 ALTA/NSPS Standards and to explore their real purpose and value - not only to the title insurance industry, but to the surveying profession and its clients, as well.
Instructor: Gary Kent, PLS, chair of the committees on the ALTA/ACSM Standards for both NSPS and ALTA.
Saturday June 25, 2016 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM PDT
Four Points by Sheraton Pleasanton
5115 Hopyard Road
Pleasanton, CA 94588
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Merced County SurveyorSteve Reichmuth announces that Zach Janz has accepted the County’s offer to be the next County Surveyor.
Congratulations to Zach.
Steve, thanks for your years of professional service. Your expertise will be missed.
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Central Valley Chapter Awarded Chapter of the Year at 2016 Convention
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California Surveyor: "Fall 2015"
BPELSG Bulletin: Spring 2016
New in the Library:Tuolumne County - Updated Record Maps and Corner Records, added Mineral Surveys
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updated February 2016 Guide to the Preparation of Maps
updated ROS, PM, M&P, Corner Records
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