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Retired NOAA Captain Speaks to Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveyors

11/13/2009 —

Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Lambda Sigma Honor Society and the Penn State Wilkes-Barre Surveying Society recently welcomed a speaker from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to Penn State Wilkes-Barre for an evening lecture on hydrographic surveying.

Retired Captain Nick Perugini was on campus the evening of November 3 to speak with students, faculty, and community members about his experiences in NOAA's Marine Chart Division as well as rescue missions in which he participated.  A veteran of the 1996 TWA Flight 800 recovery operation, Perugini presented on the topics of hydrographic surveying, Flight 800 mapping, the crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s plane, and other interesting surveying applications across the oceans.

Lambda Sigma and Penn State Wilkes-Barre's Surveying Society frequently host speakers as well as other events to promote their own education in the surveying field as well as to inform non-surveyors about some of the practices of surveying.

For more information, please contact Surveying Society President Randy Lucas at rrl5035@psu.edu or visit the Surveying Society's website.

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