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High School Students attend Hands-on at Otago Snack with the National School of Surveying.

Friday 19 January 2018 10:05am

This Tuesday the National School of Surveying hosted a Surveying “snack” attended by 19 keen secondary school students. The students are taking part in Hands-On Otago, a yearly programme where students visit Otago for a week to see what our researchers do, why they do these things and to encourage them to consider further study as a step in their career pathway. The afternoon snacks allow students to have a small taste of a variety of research activities, both on and off campus, during the afternoon programme.

At Surveying we helped the students use technical surveying instruments, access legal documentation about properties, create 3D models of a building using laser scanner data and map the bottom of Otago Harbour using a multibeam echosounder. Great fun was had by all!

For more information on Hands-On at Otago please visit: http://www.otago.ac.nz/hands-on-at-otago/index.html

Photos: Hands-On at Otago students take part in hydrographic surveying activities onboard the Beryl Brewin in Otago Harbour.

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