woman looking over Code of EthicsIn an Iron Pin Ceremony for its incoming students, the Faculty of Engineering asked them to pledge an oath to ethics, integrity, respect and professionalism.

Engineering students pledge to uphold integrity in new ceremony

The Faculty of Engineering has introduced an Iron Pin Ceremony for its incoming students.

More than 200 first-year students took part in the faculty’s first Iron Pin Ceremony by reciting the UWindsor Engineering Oath and receiving a pin during a ceremony held September 5 in the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation.

Taking the oath, students pledge to uphold the ideals and expectations of the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario, University of Windsor, and Faculty of Engineering. This includes ethics, integrity, respect and professionalism.

The iron pin has three holes, which are placeholders for the bronze, silver and gold medallions they will receive following each year of their studies, having demonstrated the qualities detailed in the oath.

“These ideals are key to the expectations we hold for engineering students as they work through the curriculum on a path to receive their iron ring in their final year and a future career in engineering,” says Jennifer Johrendt, the faculty’s assistant dean, student affairs.

Additional ceremonies will be held for students who wish to participate. Read the full oath on the engineering website.

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