Joining the Order of the Engineer
The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer.
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In our final semester at Iowa State, graduating seniors were invited to join the Order of the Engineer and take an oath to act ethically in our engineering careers. After taking the oath, we received a stainless steel ring to wear on our dominant hand to remind us of our commitment whenever we sign off on any documents. The ceremony was very meaningful, talking about the importance of quality, ethical work, and my classmates and I certainly felt proud to be going into a careers as engineers.
I highly recommend joining the Order of the Engineer, there is no cost to join and, and it only takes an evening of your time.
For more information about the Order of the Engineer, check out their website, and be on the lookout for an email about joining during your senior year!