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Recognition of Graduates Event

Many engineering and computer science societies’ codes of ethics include statements of the professional responsibilities of their working members. The purpose of this ceremony is to remind and encourage NC State College of Engineering students to be cognizant of these responsibilities as they embark on the professional phase of their lives. In addition, we wish to celebrate the conclusion of their time on campus and wish them well in future endeavors as they represent themselves, their families, the college and NC State itself.

Recognition of Graduates 2024

May 1st | 4 P.M. | Reynolds Coliseum | NC State Main Campus
Registration deadline is April 3, 2024


All eligible College of Engineering and Computer Science students are encouraged to participate in the Recognition of Graduates Event sponsored by the college. Students who are within 24 credits of graduation, or have recently graduated, are eligible. At the ceremony, all students will be recognized and receive a ring or lapel pin and certificate.

Order of the Engineer (OOE)

Students in one of the ABET-EAC engineering degree programs will be inducted into the Order of the Engineer (OOE) and will receive a ring. Please see for details on this designation. 

Pledge of the Computing Professional

Students in Computer Science will be inducted into the Pledge of the Computing Professional and receive a lapel pin or a ring. Please see

How to Participate

If you wish to participate in the College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Event, please begin registration by clicking the link below when registration is open.

CSC Students: You may choose between a lapel pin or ring.

Sizing: Visit the link here regarding how to measure your ring size at home. The ring will need to be sized for your small finger on your working hand.

Sizing is required for registration.

Registration Now Open!

Deadline to register is April 3, 2024.


Contact the engineering office at or call 919-515-3263.

2024 Keynote Speaker

Dr. Khalia Braswell (Computer Science)

Dr. Khalia M. Braswell is an award-winning technologist whose personal mission is to make social change using technology. Dr. Braswell graduated from North Carolina State University with a B.S. in Computer Science and the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with an M.S. in Information Technology with a concentration in Human-Computer Interaction. Dr. Braswell was a Presidential Future Faculty Fellow at Temple University, where she obtained her Ph.D. in Education with a focus on Science, Math, and Education Technology. Her research focuses on informal CS learning programs’ impact on Black middle and high school girls. 

Dr. Braswell is the Founder and Former Executive Director of INTech Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to inspire girls to create innovative solutions for social good. Dr. Braswell gave a TEDx talk highlighting ways to get more Black and Latinx girls into tech. Forbes, NBC, PBS, Essence, The Root, The Charlotte Observer, and Because of Them We Can have featured her work with INTech.

As a speaker and moderator, she’s shared stages with notable leaders, including John B. King Jr., former U.S. Secretary of Education, and senior executives at Apple. She has also presented at Northwestern University, Apple, NAF, the Grace Hopper Celebration of Diversity in Computing, and the National Society of Black Engineers and Tapia Celebration of Diversity in Computing Conference.

Dr. Braswell was previously a User Experience Engineer at Crunchbase, as well as, Apple in Cupertino, California, designing enterprise applications that reached all Apple employees. Dr. Braswell is on the 2020 North Carolina State University Outstanding Young Alumna list, the 2019 Essence Woke 100 list, the 2018 NAF Alumni Honorees, the 2018 Root 100 list of the most influential young African Americans, the 2018 Walker’s Legacy Women of Power, and the 2017 North Carolina State University Computer Science Outstanding Young Alumni list. Dr. Braswell is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated.

Past Keynote Speakers

Dr. Joy Johnson (CS ’07)
Engineering Manager at Apple
Dr. Nehemiah James Mabry, P.E
Lisa Cook, 2019 College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Ceremony Speaker
Lisa Cook (BSIE ‘13)
Bank of America
Rashida Hodge, 2018 College of Engineering Recognition of Graduates Ceremony Speaker
Rashida Hodges (IE)