TROY receives surveying technology gift from NEI

The technology, valued at $107,000, will help students become familiar with the latest technology in the geomatics field.

The technology, valued at $107,000, will help students become familiar with the latest technology in the geomatics field.

Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program will have access to the latest advancements in surveying technology thanks to a gift from Navigation Electronics, Inc.

NEI has donated three Trimble S5 Robots, three Trimble TSC7 handheld controllers and one Trimble R8 GNSS receiver, valued at $107,000, to TROY’s Geospatial Informatics Department.

The donation includes some of Trimble’s latest surveying technology.

“The department will use this equipment for various laboratory classes, including surveying, advanced surveying, global position systems (GPS), land development and other related geomatics classes,” said Dr. Steve Ramroop, Director of the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program. “Our students will benefit from this by becoming familiar with the latest technologies in the field, enabling them to obtain advantageous positions in their future careers. Students graduating from this program are in high demand, and this donation will result in them becoming even more attractive to employers.”

Interest in this field of study has increased due to rapidly expanding technologies that make the field lucrative and more attractive to tech-savvy students, Ramroop said. 

“This past year, we were extremely honored to be able to donate $107,000 worth of equipment and be recognized as a top donor in the Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program of Troy University and in the state of Alabama,” said William Poche, owner and Vice President of Sales at NEI. “Being able to do that for Troy University is an incredibly humbling experience because we are able to provide a real service to those in need within our own surveying community. We want students in the TROY Surveying and Geomatics Sciences program to be exposed to the latest technology, allowing them to have the best future job placement.”

For more information on Troy University’s Surveying and Geomatics Program, visit this link.

For more information on Navigation Electronics, Inc, visit this link.

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