February 19, 2019
Sun Awarded 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the YearCongratulations to Sylvia Yunlin Sun (MS '14) who was awarded the 2018 Young Civil Engineer of the Year award from the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Pittsburgh Section.
Sun has been an estimator/project engineer at Fay, an i+iconUSA Company since 2015. As a registered professional engineer, she focuses on heavy highway and heavy civil cost estimation for projects for clients such as the Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission, Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, Maryland Department of Transportation, West Virginia Division of Highways, as well as for select private sector clients.
Sun graduated with her master's degree in 2014 and joined the City of Pittsburgh Department of City Planning as an ADA architectural and GIS intern. She also began volunteering with ASCE Pittsburgh Section as a mentor. In 2018 she was elected as ASCE Young Member Forum treasurer and fundraising chair. In that role she successfully expanded new companies' sponsorship.
In 2018 she was selected to participate in the Leadership Development Initiative program. This training program is developed for high-potential young professionals. She has worked to support efforts for minority, women, and economically disadvantaged through the Minority Outreach in the Construction Industry program.