Florida Poly inducts dozens of Phoenixes into Order of the Engineer

Apr 25, 2024
Order of the Engineer induction

Students completing their bachelor’s degrees in Florida Polytechnic University’s mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering programs are inducted into the University’s Order of the Engineer Link on Wednesday, April 24, at the Barnett Applied Research Center.

In a formal ceremony among their engineering peers, the newest mechanical, electrical, and computer engineering graduates at Florida Polytechnic University joined the Order of the Engineer on Wednesday, April 24.

“Induction into the Order of the Engineer is an opportunity for engineering graduates to commit to maintaining the highest ethical standards and recognize their responsibility toward the engineering profession as they embark on their professional career,” said Dr. Sanna Siddiqui, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Florida Poly. 

She established the University’s Order of the Engineer Link in 2022 and leads its annual induction ceremony alongside Dr. Elisabeth “Lisa” Kames, assistant professor of mechanical engineering, and Dr. Mary Vollaro, professor of mechanical engineering and chair of engineering programs at Florida Poly.

Graduating students in Florida Poly’s currently ABET-accredited engineering programs who have accepted this commitment to the profession can be inducted. The inductees signed the Obligation of the Engineer and received a stainless-steel ring to be worn on the small finger of their working hand to signify they have accepted the obligation.

“This is a really great confidence boost,” said Emily Geiger, who will receive her bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering on Sunday, May 5. “I’ve always asked questions about how everything works, and engineering gave me a way to keep doing that.”

Geiger was among 54 students who were inducted into the Order of the Engineer at Florida Poly in 2024.

“I think you can’t be an engineer if you’re not curious,” said Dr. Terry Parker, Florida Poly’s provost and the event’s keynote speaker. “Don’t stop learning and improving your insight. You might think you’re done learning; you’re not.”

Mechanical engineering senior Moisés Elías Muñoz Salazar said the event marked a significant milestone in his life.

“I’m really happy and I never doubted the choice I made coming to Florida Poly to become an engineer,” he said. “I’ve enjoyed my time here and I’m excited to see what comes next.”


Lydia Guzmán
Director of Communications