School of Engineering celebrates its students at annual hard hat ceremony

February 01, 2020

A female student smiles with a gold hard hat on her head.

The School of Engineering celebrated its students in a very vivid way Friday afternoon — bringing together its community in an annual event affectionally known the hard hat ceremony.

The beloved tradition, more formally known as the sixth annual recognition ceremony, culminated with the presentation of hard hats to each second-year student and stickers to each third- and fourth-year student denoting their accomplishments.

School of Engineering Dean Justin Kile began the ceremony by reminding students why this day is important to the school.

“This event is the embodiment of that team spirit as we all come together to celebrate,” emphasized Kile. “Remember, during Welcome Weekend, I told you two things: Getting a degree from the School of Engineering isn’t easy and that you’re about to become a part of a team. You’re making progress in a challenging program — and that’s something to be recognized.”

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