The SEAS Pledge to Professionalism Ceremony encompasses two professional pledges for engineering and applied sciences seniors: the Order of the Engineer and the Pledge of the Computing Professional.
The Order of the Engineer is a fellowship of engineers that emphasizes pride and responsibility in the engineering profession. Senior engineering students take an “Obligation of the Engineer” oath together, and receive a ceremonial ring.
Modeled after the Order of the Engineer, senior computer science students take the "Pledge of the Computing Professional," which recognizes and promotes the ethical and moral behavior of graduates of computer-related degree programs. Students recite the oath together and receive a lapel pin.
Engineer of the Year James van Oss (left) with Francis Mahaney, treasurer of the UB Engineering Alumni Association.
James van Oss accepts the 2018 Engineer of the Year award from the UB Engineering Alumni Association.
Members of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers (NYSSPE). From left are Kevin Madoo, Rosaleen Nogle, William Klepser, Mark Adams, Larry Zamojski and Mark Bajorek.
Mark Adams, PE, leads the audience in the recitation of the oath as part of the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony.
A student at the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony shows off the stainless steel ring, which symbolizes his dedication to upholding the standards and dignity of the engineering profession.
A student at the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony shows off the stainless steel ring, which symbolizes her dedication to upholding the standards and dignity of the engineering profession.
Carl Alphonce, associate teaching professor of computer science and engineering, leads students in reciting the Pledge of the Computing Professional oath.
James van Oss (center) with his family. From left, Tim van Oss, Rosanne Frandina, Dan van Oss and Katie van Oss.
Computer science students at a reception following the ceremony, with CSE faculty Carl Alphonce and Alan Hunt.