News and Events
June 24 - 28, 2013
The Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS)
in conjunction with the Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS)
and the National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES)
intend to sponsor two teachers from Montana to attend the 2013 TwiST
workshop. Sponsorship includes the registration fee, travel, food and
The TwiST program is a one week course designed to teach K-12 teachers how to use Geographic Information Technology (GIT) in the classroom. The next TwiST program is scheduled for June of 2013 at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington. This is a very exciting program and its impact is remarkable for successfully promoting the spatial sciences in our K-12 schools.
If you are a teacher currently active in a Montana school and are interested in applying for a grant, you are invited to apply by downloading and filling out the application:
Twist Application Form
To view the schedule for application, selection and participation, click on this Schedule link.
To view more information about the TwiST program, please click on the following link: www.WFPS.org and you will be redirected to the WestFed home page; then simply click on the TwiST banner at the bottom of the page.
About the organizations supporting the TwiST program:
The National Council of Examiners for Engineering and Surveying (NCEES) is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing professional licensure for engineers and surveyors. It develops, administers, and scores the examinations used for engineering and surveying licensure in the United States.
The Western Federation of Professional Surveyors (WFPS) is a regional non-profit organization composed of Land Surveyor Associations representing 13 western states, including Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming.
The Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS) is a state-wide non-profit organization composed of registered Land Surveyors.
The MARLS mission statement is as follows:
The true merit of a profession is determined by the value of its services to society. Therefore, the Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors does dedicate itself to the promotion and the betterment of the profession of land surveying as a social and economic element vital to the welfare of society.
The objectives of the association are:
· To promote the common good and welfare of its members and the public in the profession of land surveying.
· To advance the study of land surveying and the education of land surveyors.
· To promote public knowledge, faith, and reliance in licensed professional land surveyors and their work.
· To foster and maintain high standards of professional ethics in the practice of land surveying.
· To foster and support legislation generally beneficial to the profession and to the citizens of the state of Montana.
To promote closer relations, understanding, and cooperation within the profession.
· To establish better relations between the land surveyor and other professions interested in land surveying.
· To aid and encourage the interest of associate and student members of the association.
MARLS Scholarship Foundation Information
for 1st and 2nd Year Surveying
The Montana Association of Registered Land Surveyors (MARLS) Scholarship Foundation has scholarship funds available for students who have graduated or are anticipating graduating from a Montana High School and are interested in pursuing an education in surveying at a Montana institution; and for students entering the 2nd year of a 2 year surveying curriculum or the 3rd year of a 4 year curriculum with a surveying emphasis.
MARLS Scholarship Applications are available online - click here