AS A STUDENT ENGINEER IN SURVEYING AND PHOTOGRAMMETRY at the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico, Ingrid Noyola de la Llave was student representative of the School Advisory Council of the College of Engineering and Architecture. In 2013 Ingrid and her two best friends created a company dedicated to advanced surveying and geodesy, ASGEO (Association of Specialists in Geomatics, Surveying and Geodesy).To improve its capabilities, Ingrid has begun graduate geomatics studies at Centro GEO, a public research center. She has also participated in projects conducted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
The collective thesis Ingrid developed titled “Analysis and Comparison of Mexican Geoid Models,” was exhibited at UNAM, and as a scholarship holder from Petróleos Mexicanos she led a project focused on resources for analysis of hydrogen sulfide, which resulted in successful implementation by a Canadian resource management firm.
Ingrid is committed to contribute to the geodetic knowledge of her country and is particularly interested in studying physical geodesy, a branch that includes gravity modeling; this she feels is not fully leveraged in Mexico. Her advice for young people entering geomatics careers: “Commitment and constant study will allow you to achieve whatever purpose you have in mind.”