Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony and the Pledge of the Computing Professional
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The Order of the Engineer and awards ceremony administered by the Washkewicz College of Engineering at Cleveland State University consists of brief remarks from a number of college officials, including the dean of Washkewicz College. Departmental awards are also presented to students receiving recognition for academic achievement during this ceremony.
After the remarks and departmental awards, the Order of the Engineer participants stand and take the oath, professing to adhere to professional engineering standards. Next, participants sign a certificate which cites the “Obligation of an Engineer.” Students then come up on stage individually to receive their rings. The ceremony is followed by a brief reception.
The Pledge of the Computing Professional follows the same format within the same ceremony.
OBLIGATION OF AN ENGINEER
I am an engineer. In my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations.
As an engineer, I pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect; and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of the Earth’s precious wealth.
As an Engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give my utmost.
For more information on any of the above events, please call 216.687.2555.