SAM, Inc. is a strong advocate of higher education for surveying professionals and supports survey education programs across Texas through financial and equipment contributions.
SAM, Inc. offers annual Summer Internships for qualified students enrolled in land surveying or survey related 4 year degree programs.
Summer Interns will find opportunities to gain experience in the surveying profession and to work with a highly qualified staff of professional surveyors, engineers, and photogrammetrists using state-of-the-art technology. Motivated students will work on a variety of land surveying projects such as boundary surveys, topographic/tree surveys, route surveys, GPS control surveys, terrestrial laser scanning, and mobile LiDAR. Interns will also research deeds, process GPS data and terrestrial and mobile Laser Scan data, and use AutoCAD and/or MicroStation to do parcel mapping. We also provide orientation in our aerial mapping and subsurface utility engineering (SUE) departments.
SAM Scholarship Program
The SAM Scholarship is eligible to motivated students pursuing either a two-year degree in surveying technology or four-year degree in surveying or closely related degree programs, such as Geomatics or surveying engineering, at a Texas based college or university. Students must maintain a 2.5 GPA, and complete an 8-week Summer Internship with SAM, Inc. the summer prior to scholarship award.
To apply, please contact our office at (512) 447-0575 or by e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Education Program Support
SAM, Inc. supports local educational establishments with donations of land surveying equipment, computer workstations, and software to promote public awareness and encourage students to consider studies leading to professional careers in mapping, surveying, and geographical information systems. SAM, Inc. supports the following schools and community colleges:
Subsurface Utility Engineering Seminar
"Introduction to Managing Risks Associated with Underground Utilities"
SAM, Inc. offers a 1-hour seminar on Subsurface Utility Engineering (SUE) to licensed architects and engineers that in some instances may be applied to meet part of the annual training requirement for continuing education in Texas. One of our experienced Professional Engineers presents topics including:
For questions, or to schedule a SUE Seminar, please contact Patrick R. Via, PE at (512) 447-0575.
4-Year Degree Programs
ABET Accredited -
University of Texas at Tyler
Nicholls State University
2-Year Degree Programs
Austin Community College
Scholarship Opportunities & Other Helpful Links
American Congress on Surveying & Mapping (ACSM)
Texas Society of Professional Surveyors (TSPS)
National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS)