By Ruben Asebedo/Student Clerk
The Order of the Engineer held an induction ceremony Dec. 19, 2014 at The University of Texas at San Antonio’s Biotechnology Sciences and Engineering atrium.
“This ceremony reminds us why we became engineers,” said Eddie Rodriguez, an Order of the Engineer inductee and webmaster for UTSA’s Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers student organization. “We chose this concentration to solve problems and improve the quality of life. This oath will definitely serve as a reminder of that, and any time we forget we can look down at our rings and remember why we chose this profession.”
Students who are within one year of graduating with engineering degree are eligible to participate in the ring ceremony, which is held in both the fall and spring semesters before the larger, UTSA commencement ceremony. The Ring Ceremony is run by a National Board of Governors who have appointed UTSA as a local section denoted as Link #235. The ceremony is to serve as a reminder to graduating engineering students that all members of the engineering profession share a common bond.
The Order of the Engineer ceremony has taken place locally at UTSA since May 13, 2006 and as of this most recent ceremony, more than 400 UTSA engineering alumni are in the Order of the Engineer.