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One ring to guide them all

Alas, it appears that my Order of the Engineer ring has joined the metropolitan abyss that is New York.  Although I haven't spend enough time on the topic, it looks like getting a replacement would require some effort.  So, let me digress into the snippets of history around the ring. In my interpretation, it was constructed to represent ethical responsibility and duty to those individuals served by your engineering creation.  While this may not have been as directly apparent from my work (mostly involving computational models and static images), there is still a sense of responsibility to eliminate spurious and misleading results  as much as possible -- which may be more relevant when discussing an academic work.

  1. will check back in with my alumni organization when in Austin in the future, but for now I'll just have to have a less physical reminder of these obligations and its significance.

For those not in the know, here's a few pages that describe that the ring was in more detail.

Finally, I know not everyone has time to traverse the depths of the web, so posted as testimony is the credo lifted from a the order's website.

I am an Engineer, in my profession I take deep pride. To it I owe solemn obligations. Since the Stone Age, human progress has been spurred by the engineering genius. Engineers have made usable Nature’s vast resources of material and energy for Humanity's benefit. Engineers have vitalized and turned to practical use the principles of science and the means of technology. Were it not for this heritage of accumulated experience, my efforts would be feeble.
As an Engineer, I 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 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 the utmost.

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