College of Engineering inducts graduates into the Order of the Engineer
On May 8, Wayne State's College of Engineering inducted graduates into the Order of the Engineer. Dean Farshad Fotouhi welcomed the initiates to the ceremony and was followed by Douglas Harriman BSME '15 with the class of 2015 remarks. Alumnus Luke Popiel BSECE '13 was on hand to deliver alumni remarks to the new engineers.
"Order of the Engineer is a rite of passage for our graduates. It is a fun celebration, but everyone takes the public statement of ethical obligation very seriously — they show they are ready to make engineering decisions for the betterment of humankind," says Darin Ellis, associate dean of academic affairs and student services.
Over 100 students attended and joined the honorary engineering organization by reciting the pledge, accepting the Obligation of the Engineer and receiving a stainless steel ring. 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. By accepting the Obligation of the Engineer, engineers 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.