Order of the Engineer and The Pledge of the Computing Professional
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Engineering Induction Ceremony
Order of the Engineer and Pledge of the Computing Professional are rite-of-passage ceremonies for students graduating in engineering and computing sciences programs. Both ceremonies are intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior in graduates. A one-time initiation fee for the ceremony is $20.00.
Order of the Engineer is a commitment to uphold the Oath in engineering practice. The Order consists of individuals seeking to uphold the integrity, honesty and values all engineers should possess to better society. It is a lifelong commitment that begins with this Ring Ceremony. The ring is a symbol of the commitment to the Oath and is worn on the small finger of the working hand. ASU undergraduate students that will be graduating this Spring are invited to attend, along with faculty & alumni.
The Pledge of the Computing Professionals is an organization to promote the notion of computing as a recognized profession at the time of graduation for students in Computing Science and related programs. The Pledge is modeled after the Order of the Engineer – a long-standing rite-of-passage for graduates from engineering programs. The Pledge of the Computing Professional is solely intended to promote and recognize the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computing-related degree programs as they transition to careers of service to society.
Attire for this event is business casual. Learn more about the history of the Order of the Engineer or check out the frequently asked questions below.
At this time there is not an option to take the Order of the Engineer or The Pledge of the Computing Professional oaths online. You may take the Oath by finding the nearest link or node to your location and registering for their ceremonies by using the following links. Remember, once graduated you may take the oath at any time during your professional career.
If you have any problems locating your nearest link or node please contact firstname.lastname@example.org who will help you connect.
Frequently asked questions
- Can I invite guests to Engineering Induction ceremony? Yes, you may. One guest per individual is accepted, and they must be registered at the same time as the inductee.
- What if I don’t know my ring size for Order of the Engineer? The ring is worn on the pinky finger of your working hand. Most jewelers will be able to help you determine your ring size. Rings will be available at the event and you can be sized during registration. Be aware that this is a popular event and registration will be very busy. Knowing your ring size and including it in your registration information will help reduce long wait times.
- I have already taken the Obligation of the Engineer. Can I still participate in the ceremony? Yes! While you don’t need to take the Obligation again, you can help by taking registrations and distributing rings to the new inductees at the event. To volunteer, please contact email@example.com.
- What if I cannot attend the Engineering Induction Ceremony? To be inducted, you must attend the event. If you have any extenuating circumstances, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Who can I contact for additional questions or information? Please contact email@example.com.
- Tell me more about the Order of the Engineer and The Pledge of the Computing Professional. Learn more about the Order of the Engineer at the national website and The Pledge of the Computing Professional.
The Order of the Engineer at Arizona State University was once organized by Steven Trimble, Professor of Practice in the School for Engineering of Matter, Transport and Energy for the graduating seniors in his Senior Design class. He acted as the school’s link, and inducted many students. Although the event was not available to all students, the standard of excellence was set. Beginning in 2010, the Order of the Engineer was made available to the entire senior class of the ABET accredited programs of the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. This event is held by the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering and the Engineering Alumni Chapter, with support from many student organizations including the Society of Women Engineers, the Engineering Student Council and many more who volunteer with our team. Pledge of the Computing Professional – In 2007, inspired by the example of the Order of the Engineer, individuals at Ohio Northern University and the University of South Florida created similar organizations for graduates of their respective computing programs. After interest in such an organization grew at other institutions, The Pledge of the Computing Professional was developed by an international team of 17 computing professionals.