The Engineering Department at Colorado State University-Pueblo will hold its inaugural induction into the Order of the Engineer at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 in the Occhiato University Center. The induction is open to any practicing engineer or any undergraduate engineering student within two semesters of graduating.
The Order is the roster of engineers in the United States who have participated in an Engineer's Ring Ceremony and who have publicly accepted the "Obligation of an Engineer." The Order of the Engineer was initiated on June 4, 1970 at Cleveland State University 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.
Any engineer is eligible for induction if he or she has graduated from an ABET-accredited engineering program or holds a license as a Professional Engineer. Students enrolled in ABET-accredited engineering degree programs are eligible if they are within two academic terms. Other candidates may be considered eligible because of equivalent credentials, subject to the approval of the National Board of Governors. The induction and lifetime membership has a one-time $10 cost. The new inductees will receive a ring emblematic of the standards of their profession. Family members and past inductees are welcome to attend.
Light refreshments will be served after the short ceremony. Engineers wishing to be inducted must have the little finger on his/her working hand sized and make a one-time payment of $10. Both can be done Monday thru Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Engineering Department Office, Technology 263.
For more information, contact William A. Bloxsom, chair of the CSU-Pueblo Engineering Department, at 549-2848 or William.Bloxxom@colostate-pueblo.edu