Congrats, Personally(and I don't want to diminish your sense of accomplishment here), I think the whole iron ring thing is a pile of shit. If I needed an iron ring to remind me that I should be moral and ethical and careful in engineering analysis, then something is seriously wrong. Not only that but its outdated. How many computer programmers get iron rings? Not too many, and they're responisble for the safety and welfare of far more people than mech and civil engineers are. If its that important and powerful a symbol, why are software engineers exempt? The whole ceremony is so ridiculous I wanted to cry. Probably the last reason is the most compelling, but seriously, its outdated and reprehensible that these rings are divvied out to people who, by and large, won't be doing engineering work, while those who are responsible for the safety and welfare of billions of people aren't deemed to qualify. I just think its all a bit silly.