A TRIG-STAR is a mathematics student who has demonstrated in competition that they are the most skilled among 300+ Michigan students in the practical application of trigonometry. The competition for the honor is a timed, 100-point exercise which is the solving of trigonometry problems, including a real-life problem mirroring typical situations that professional surveyors encounter every day. The contest helps to promote careers in surveying and mapping to students at the High Schools across the country.
The award is sponsored by the National Society of Professional Surveyors (NSPS) and the Michigan Society of Professional Surveyors (MSPS).
Local sponsor, Craig Amey from Anderson, Eckstein and Westrick, Inc. worked with Macomb Mathematics Science Technology Center (MMSTC) teacher Christine Kincaid Dewey for this year’s event.
Craig donates his time to bring this opportunity to students each year, coaching and mentoring them throughout the competition. As a leader in the Michigan (and National) Society of Professional Surveyors, he enthusiastically shares this opportunity for students, as well as his enthusiasm for his chosen profession. We are proud of Craig and his dedication to this very worthwhile program.