The "Order of the Engineer" is a fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and dedicated to the highest ethical and professional practice, teaching, or administration of their profession. During a solemn ceremony (Engineer's Ring Ceremony), a stainless steel ring is placed on the inductee's fifth finger of their working hand. The ring is worn to identify membership in the organization after the inductee has participated in the Engineer's Ring Ceremony and accepted the Obligation of the Engineer.
The purpose of the organization, per the Order of the Engineer offices, is to stimulate formal public recognition by engineers in the United States of two basic principles. These principles are that
The induction ceremony at Wichita State University, for individuals within two semesters of graduation (requirement for membership), will be held in the spring semester before graduation each year.