Engineering students to celebrate graduation

A student receives her iron ring at the Order of the Engineer ceremony.
A student receives her iron ring at the Order of the Engineer ceremony.
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More than 60 engineering students will participate in a special graduation ceremony August 1 at Grand Valley State University. The graduates will join the thousands of Grand Valley alumni who are helping drive the state’s economy with their STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) degrees.

At the Order of the Engineer ceremony, students will receive an iron ring to be placed on the little finger of the working hand, which symbolizes the bridge between training and experience. The students earn their degrees later than the traditional spring ceremony because they complete a year-long co-op experience with a company.

Order of the Engineer Graduation Ceremony
Friday, August 1
6 p.m.
Eberhard Center, second floor
Pew Grand Rapids Campus


The 16th annual Engineering Design Conference will take place the same day. The conference celebrates the completion of the Capstone Design Program and the Grand Valley partnership with local industry, in which teams of senior engineering students solve real-world engineering design problems sponsored by participating industries and organizations.

Engineering Design Conference
Friday, August 1
1:30-4:30 p.m., Kennedy Hall of Engineering and Keller Engineering Labs
Pew Grand Rapids Campus


Sponsors of this year’s senior projects include Autocam, Blackmer, DeWys Manufacturing, DornerWorks, Gentex, Gill Electronics, L-3 Communications, Rapid-Line, SAF-Holland and Uniform Color Company.

For more information about the conference and graduation ceremony, contact the School of Engineering in the Seymour and Esther Padnos College of Engineering and Computing at (616) 331-6750.