By: Marc Kenneth Bathan, Jamela Verna Beniga Mark Allen Facun Genesis Anne Leal Bea Pacheco
With the return of the highly-anticipated and largest conference for Geodetic Engineering students, GESC 2023, to face-to-face assembly, the event has been elevated to an even higher level. To mark its return in its 15th year, GESC will be held alongside its new initiative, the National Geodetic Engineering Summit (NatGES).
The National Geodetic Engineering Summit (NatGES) was established in 2023 and aims to foster the development of Geodetic Engineering through a symposium with Geodetic Engineering students and professionals in the Philippines. This will also encapsulate all the breakthroughs and discoveries made in elevating their field of study. NatGES entails a wider range of Geodetic Engineer attendees who practice their profession from various companies or agencies, and fun activities that ensure the interaction of participants in building connections and learning from one another.
The Geodetic Engineering Student Conference (GESC) is an annual gathering of Geodetic Engineering students and professionals in the country. This conference serves as an avenue primarily for Geodetic Engineering students to know more of their future career through talks and demonstrations from different companies and research organizations.
NatGES x GESC 2023, with a theme of Geodæsia: Geodetic Engineering and Science at the Forefront of the Data Revolution, will cover a wide range of topics related to Geodetic Engineering that will be held for 2 days, May 8 – 9. This event will focus on delving deeper on different topics and discoveries made in line with the said profession to further the knowledge of professionals and students alike. In addition, NatGES x GESC 2023 will also feature numerous sub-events on both days. These events include: Quiz Show, Research Presentation, Socials Night, and Company Talks. The Quiz Show is a competition that promotes awareness, interest, and understanding of Geodetic Engineering among the participants. Through this, they will be tested in the different fields of study in Geodetic Engineering. On the other hand, the Research Presentation session is a sub-event wherein participants are given the opportunity to present their undergraduate research and projects to the GE student community.
This will help the participants hone their skills and confidence in presenting their research. Next is the Socials Night wherein it provides the aspiring Geodetic Engineers in the country their first step in establishing and in strengthening connections with the professionals in the academe and in the industry. Also, they may get to know their contemporaries from other universities to whom they may share their future coworking with anything related to Geodetic Engineering. Lastly, the Company Talks will be held on the second day where participants get to know various career opportunities of Geodetic Engineering in the corporate world. Through these events, they will take home updated knowledge and peaked interest in geodetic engineering, as well as newly-found connections and opportunities in this field.