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THE TRIG-STAR PROGRAM by chenmeixiu

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									                  Presented By:
                Aundrea Tirapelle
March 2, 2010      URS Corporation
   How to Run a Local Trig-Star Program
    ◦   Available Resources
    ◦   “Suggested” Timeline
    ◦   Administering the Exam
    ◦   Awards & Recognition
   State Level
    ◦ Duties
    ◦ What’s Due to Coordinator
    ◦ Trig-Star Participation
   Annual Trigonometry
    Exam Competition for
    High School Students
    ◦ 60 Minute Exam
    ◦ 100-point Test



                Introduce Students to the
                 Surveying Profession
                Honor Students with Superior
                 Math Skills
   Future Demand for
    Surveyors

   Fewer Entering the
    Profession

   Local Education Programs
    Discontinued
    ◦ Lack of Funding & Enrollment
(Each Location Varies)
   September – December
    ◦ Contact Schools

   December – January
    ◦ Finalize Presentation Date

   February – April
    ◦ Give Presentation
    ◦ Administer Exam

   April – May
    ◦ Awards & Recognition
    ◦ Submit Items to State Coordinator
   Contact School(s)
    ◦ Pre-Made Letters
    ◦ Attend Department Meetings

   Possible Contacts:
    ◦   Math Teachers
    ◦   Parents
    ◦   Principals
    ◦   Vice Principals
    ◦   Counselors
   Finalize Date
   Prepare for Presentation
    ◦ Poster
    ◦ PowerPoint/Video
    ◦ Learn Talking Points
    ◦ Recruit Assistance
   Give Presentation
   Administer Exam
   Schedule Time to
    Announce Winners
   Inform Local News
   Take Photos
   Determine Local Winner
    ◦ The Student with the Highest Score is the
      Winner. In case of tie, fastest score wins.

   Awards & Recognition
    ◦ Order Plaque (form supplied)
    ◦ Print Certificates (preformatted)
    ◦ Press Release (sample provided)

   Submit Material to State Coordinator
    ◦ Contest Report Forms For EACH High School
   September – December           
    ◦ Contact Schools
   December – January        
    ◦ Finalize Presentation Date
   February – April      
    ◦ Give Presentation
    ◦ Administer Exam
   April – May   
    ◦ Awards & Recognition
    ◦ Submit Items to State Coordinator
   Guidelines & Rules
   Testing Dates
   Sample Letters
   Video & PowerPoint
   Posters
   Plaques & Certificates
   Sample Press Releases
        All forms are available on the CLSA website
                  Under the Trig-Star Page
   Teacher Don’t See the Relevance of
    Program:
    ◦ Apply Classroom Learning to Real World Situations
    ◦ Referral Letters from Other Teachers

   Teacher Doesn’t Want to Give Up Class
    Time:
    ◦ Flexibility with Testing Dates and Times
    ◦ Combine Several Schools in one Location
   Possible Summer Job/Internship
    ◦ Most Students May Only be Aware of
      Field Surveying

   Diversity
    ◦ High Tech Career
    ◦ Indoor/Outdoor
    ◦ Use Personal Examples of the
      Versatility of the Profession

   Graduating LOAN FREE!
   What to Say/Do:
    ◦   Using Games
    ◦   PowerPoint Shows
    ◦   Real Life Stories
    ◦   Pre-Made Movies
    ◦   Large Events

   Reaching Students:
    ◦ New Technology
    ◦ History
    ◦ Why You Enjoy Surveying!
   Recruit Proctors

   Things you need
    ◦ Exams & Cover Sheets
    ◦ Stop Watch

   60 Minute Maximum
    Time Allotted

   Test is Given Only
    Once Per High School
              Note: Do Not Distribute Exam Prior to Test Date !
   Certificates & Plaques

   Donations ($$)

   Press Releases
   Completed Contest Report
    Form for EACH High School

   Top 3 Tests

   Copies of All Cover Sheets
(California Specific)
   State test scores are compared by using the same
    rules as you would to determine the local winner.
   The winner will be awarded a cash prize & trophy.
   The winner of the State will go on to take the
    National Test.
   In July The Trig-Star
    Committee Meets to Grade
    All National Exams.
   The Top Three Students are Awarded Prize
    Money.
    ◦ Upon their graduation from high school.

   The Teacher of The Student Who Wins at
    The National Level is Also Given Prize
    Money.
   In The Fall of 2009 CLSA’s Board
    Approved $200.00 to Each High
    School Participating in The Trig-Star
    Program!!

   Qualifications:
    ◦ Completed Contest Report Form for
      EACH High School.
    ◦ A Check Will Be Sent Following The May
      Due Date.
Trig-Star Participation:
     # OF SCHOOLS          # OF STUDENTS
     REACHED FROM          REACHED FROM
      2004 - 2009           2004 - 2009
60                  1500
40                  1000
20                  500
0                     0
   Minimal time commitment

   Set your own schedule

   Talk about what you love to do
    ◦ Explain to Students Why you Chose
      Surveying as a Career

   Ensure the future of your profession
   Joining or donating time to
    organizations such as:
    ◦ CLSA’s Trig-Star Program
    ◦ Girl & Boy Scouts of America
    ◦ ASCE-YMF - American Society of Civil
      Engineers - Younger Member Forum.
    ◦ ACE - Architecture, Construction, and
      Engineering, High School Mentoring
      Program

    Big Thanks to URS & RBF for the photography
      shown in this presentation.

								
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