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Order of the Engineer

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The membership ring for the Order of the Engineer

The Order of the Engineer is a professional organization for engineers in North America which concentrates on professional ethics. It is introduced in the 1960's in Ohio, and modelled after the Canadian ceremony, called "The Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer".

Before joining, members must agree to a code of ethics [1] (http://www.order-of-the-engineer.org/oblig.htm). Members are given a stainless steel ring called Engineer's Ring, to be worn on the little finger of the working hand. This is similar to, but not the same as the Iron Ring, which is copyrighted and restricted to Canadian ceremonies.

Although most of the states have universities that host Order of the Engineer, the number of American engineers who have participated in this ceremony remains relatively small.

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