Dr Yeralan read the Order of the Engineer to the graduating class of 2013 at USF Lakeland at the Ritual of the Calling of an Engineer. As the dean of the former USF Polytechnic College of Technology and Innovation, Dr Yeralan emphasized the unique "polytechnical" skills and achievements of this engineering class.
The Order of the Engineer , as shown below, emphasizes the professional and ethical aspects of the engineering profession, including societal and environmental responsibilities.
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.
[See the Order of the Engineer homepage.]