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.
Jordan Walbesser, secretary of the UB Engineering Alumni Association, presents Benjamin Pawlik (right) with the 2019 Engineer of the Year award.
Students at the Order of the Engineer Induction Ceremony show off the stainless steel ring, which symbolizes their dedication to upholding the standards and dignity of the engineering profession.
Larry Zamojski, P.E., president of the Erie-Niagara Chapter of the NYS Society of Professional Engineers, led students in reciting the Engineer's Obligation.
CSE teaching associate professor Carl Alphonce leads computer scientists in the pledge of the computing professional oath.