John Hartman, AHS ‘12, recently earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering education from Ohio Northern University.
He was also inducted in the Order of the Engineer. His father, Jim, who earned a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Toledo in 1989 and works in the engineering field as a project manager, served as his ring bearer.
The ring ceremony is the public induction of candidates into the Order of the Engineer, a fellowship of engineers who are trained in science and technology and 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.
Both the order and the obligation serve to stimulate public recognition by engineers of two basic principles: that the primary purpose of the engineering profession is the protection of the public health, safety and welfare; and that all members of the engineering profession share a common bond.
Each pledge was asked to come forward when his name was read. Then each pledge placed his working hand through the 12-inch diameter opening of a ceremonial stainless steel ring and a ring was placed on the pinky finger.
During his time at ONU, John was a Choose Ohio First Scholar, president of the Sigma Theta Epsilon men’s Christian fraternity and Ohio Northern Christian Apologetic’s, treasurer of the American Society for Engineering Education, a member of the University Singers Chorus, University Chamber Singers, and the ONU symphonic and marching bands.
He plans to pursue a career as a high school teacher with a focus on mathematics.