Alex Risk of Madison, who majored in mechanical engineering, is one of 49 seniors in Trine University’s Allen School of Engineering & Technology who were inducted into the Order of the Engineer during a ceremony May 1.

Risk participated in the ceremony, which was a ring ceremony that was a public induction of all candidates into the Order of the Engineer. This order is a fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and are dedicated to the practice, teaching or administration of their profession.

During the ceremony, engineering students are invited to accept the Obligation of the Engineer and a stainless steel ring is placed on the smallest finger of the working hand. The obligation is a formal statement of an engineer’s responsibilities to the public and to the profession. Trine University conducted its first ring ceremony in November 1978.

Trine University is an internationally recognized, private, co-educational, residential institution in Angola, Indiana, that offers associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in the Allen School of Engineering & Technology, Ketner School of Business, College of Graduate and Professional Studies, Franks School of Education, Jannen School of Arts & Sciences, Rinker-Ross School of Health Sciences and the School of Computing.