Prairie Engineers has ventured off on a westward expansion, opening its tenth office location in 13 years in Kansas City! Expanding our physical presence in Kansas City further enhances our ability to provide a wide variety of engineering and surveying services to clients across the Midwest. With this development, Prairie aims to build a strong network of teaming partners for projects in the area and continue to expand our reputation of providing innovative, effective, and efficient solutions that our clients have come to expect. We look forward to serving the KAM Membership from our new home!
Get to know a little more about the Prairie Team and our variety of services by checking out our brand new website – prairieengineers.com!
The application window is currently open; applications will be accepted through April 15, 2023. The scholarship offers $1000 to any student pursuing a Geography-related career at a post secondary institution in the state of Kansas. Please review our eligibility requirements and apply online. Students who have won this scholarship in the past may reapply as long as they still meet eligibility requirements.
KAM will host its 38th Annual Conference this October at the Wichita Marriott. The program committee is betting you won’t want to miss this one! This year’s conference will exemplify KAM’s standing as the state’s premier GIS organization, a one-stop-shop for all GIS professionals. Sessions will highlight the many contributions GIS professionals bring to their organizations across a wide variety of disciplines.
Get ready to wheel and deal as KAM puts on its version of Let’s Make a Deal with our vendors on Wednesday night and join us for some fun and prizes at Casino Night on Thursday!
The education committee has finalized details on our first Lunch and Learn of 2023, scheduled for March29 from noon to 1:00 p.m. Please join our presenters, Mark Schmidt and Pam Dunham of Butler County GIS for GIS Response Operations During Emergencies. This is the initial discussion for implementing a statewide collaboration for GIS Response Operations during active disasters.
On April 19 from noon to 1 p.m. Matt Hoehn, an Esri Account Manager will present Communicating GIS Value to Leadership. He will cover topics around how GIS professionals can expand the impact and influence of GIS in their organization.
On May 17 from noon to 1:00 p.m. the committee will be hosting Scott Perkins, GISP with Prairie Engineers, to present Measuring Hurricane Fiona's Impact from a Surveyor's Perspective. He will cover lessons learned in providing geospatial services for emergency response, in the context of the September 2022 hurricane that battered Puerto Rico.
Details on all of these events as well as upcoming plans for more are on our Lunch and Learn page.
In the mean time, check out our full YouTube playlist of past Lunch and Learns.