At Michigan Tech—of course, as you know—no one can earn a degree except through their own work. With this comes character. Along with character comes perseverance, confidence, courage, and conviction in the knowledge that with enough time and resources, you can do pretty much anything. That’s how we distinguish ourselves as a University.
The picture above is from our Department of Mechanical Engineering-Engineering Mechanic’s senior dinner, where soon-to-be-graduates make an obligation to themselves during a ring ceremony to uphold the standards of the engineering profession, known as The Order of The Engineer.
That evening, I participated as well: “As an Engineer, I, Janet Callahan, pledge to practice integrity and fair dealing, tolerance and respect; and to uphold devotion to the standards and the dignity of my profession, conscious always that my skill carries with it the obligation to serve humanity by making the best use of the Earth’s precious wealth. As an Engineer, I shall participate in none but honest enterprises. When needed, my skill and knowledge shall be given without reservation for the public good. In the performance of duty and in fidelity to my profession, I shall give my utmost.”
Happy Thanksgiving to all. I hope you have a lovely holiday season!
Please feel free to reach out to me any time. I look forward to hearing from you!
Janet Callahan, Dean of Engineering at Michigan Tech