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  • Are you ready to accept the Obligation of an 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.

    The first ceremony was held on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University. Since then, similar ceremonies have been held across the United States at which graduate and registered engineers are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring. The ceremonies are conducted by Links (local sections) of the Order.

    The Order is not a membership organization; there are never any meetings to attend or dues to pay. Instead, the Order fosters a unity of purpose and the honoring of one’s pledge lifelong.

    The Obligation is a creed similar to the oath attributed to Hippocrates (460-377 B.C.) that is generally taken by medical graduates and which sets forth an ethical code. The Obligation likewise, contains parts of the Canon of Ethics of major engineering societies. Initiates, as they accept it voluntarily, pledge to uphold the standards and dignity of the engineering profession and to serve humanity by making the best use of Earth’s precious wealth.

    The Obligation of the Order of the Engineer is similar to the Canadian “Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer” initiated there in 1926. It uses a wrought iron ring, conducts a secret ceremony, and administers an oath authorized by Rudyard Kipling. The extension of the Ritual outside Canada was prevented by copyright and other conflicting factors. The basic premise, however, was adapted for the creation of the Order of the Engineer in the United States in 1970.  For more information please visit:  http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org

    If your answer is “YES” to the above question and you are graduating with an engineering degree, or a faculty member who has not yet taken the Obligation, you are invited to enter.

    Invite your family and friends to the induction ceremony (depending on degree) on:

    May 5, 2019 at 7 p.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center (Bachelor’s)

    OR

    May 6, 2019 at 9 a.m. in the Stephen C. O’Connell Center (Master’s)

    For further information and to be sized for your FREE ring, contact:

    Meghan Carl
    Office: 
    Weil Hall 312
    Email: mcarl@eng.ufl.edu
    Phone: 352-294-1009
    FAX: 352-392-9673

    See below for the dates/times/locations of the sizing sessions:
    *Deadline to be sized: April 5, 2019

    Tuesday, March 12, 2019
    Chemical Engineering
    Chemical Engineering Building (CHE)
    Room 272
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Wednesday, March 13, 2019
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Rhines Hall (RHN)
    Room 157
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Thursday, March 14, 2019
    Chemical Engineering
    Chemical Engineering Building (CHE)
    Room 272
    8 AM – 12 PM
    Computer & Information Science & Engineering
    Computer Sciences / Engineering Building (CSE)
    Room E301J
    1 PM – 4 PM

    Friday, March 15, 2019
    Biomedical Engineering
    Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS)
    Atrium
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Monday, March 18, 2019
    Agricultural & Biological Engineering
    Rogers / Frazier Hall (ROG)
    Room 122
    11 AM – 2 PM

    Tuesday, March 19, 2019
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    New Engineering Building (NEB)
    Rotunda
    10 AM – 2 PM

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Building B (MAE-B)
    Room 210
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Thursday, March 21, 2019
    Biomedical Engineering
    Biomedical Sciences Building (BMS)
    Atrium
    8 AM – 10:30 AM

    Friday, March 22, 2019
    Computer & Information Science & Engineering
    Computer Sciences / Engineering Building (CSE)
    Room E301J
    1 PM – 4 PM

    Monday, March 25, 2019
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Larsen Hall (LAR)
    Room 234
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Tuesday, March 26, 2019
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Weil Hall (WEIL)
    Room 307
    1 PM – 5 PM

    Wednesday, March 27, 2019
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Weil Hall (WEIL)
    Room 307
    8 AM – 12 PM
    Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
    Weil Hall (WEIL)
    Room 307
    1 PM – 5 PM

    Thursday, March 28, 2019
    Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
    Weil Hall (WEIL)
    Room 307
    8 AM – 12 PM

    Friday, March 29, 2019
    Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure & Environment
    Black Hall (BLK)
    Room 221
    1 PM – 5 PM

    Monday, April 1, 2019
    Electrical & Computer Engineering
    Larsen Hall (LAR)
    Room 234
    12 PM – 4 PM

    Tuesday, April 2, 2019
    Materials Science & Engineering
    Rhines Hall (RHN)
    Room 157
    12 PM – 4 PM

    Wednesday, April 3, 2019
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering
    Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Building A (MAE-A)
    Room 221
    8 AM – 12 PM