Nearly 300 seniors and 25 alumni gathered Monday for the Engineering Ring and Pin Ceremony, dedicating themselves to ethics and integrity in their chosen fields.
The annual ceremony, now in its second year, is a new tradition for the College of Engineering & Applied Science. Part solemn oath and part anticipatory celebration, the rite of passage acknowledges the duties and responsibilities that underpin the profession.
The ceremony is affiliated with two larger organizations: the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional and Applied Science or Allied Professional.
Engineers receive a ring to wear on the pinky finger of their dominant hand, while computing professionals and applied scientists receive a lapel pin signifying their pledge. Both serve as visual reminders of their professional obligations.
“With that ability comes a tremendous responsibility to affect the future in an ethical and professional manner,” Dean Bobby Braun said to those gathered.
The ceremony featured remarks from Braun, Associate Dean Ken Anderson and alumni Jane Song (ChemBioEngr’17), Pratima Sherkane (MCompSci’18), Gabriel Elbert (MechEngr’18), Robert Tyrrell-Ead (EngrPhys,ApMath’18), Jackie Kingdom (MEnvEngr’19).