Carnegie Mellon University

Daryn Lee

February 12, 2020

Lee Awarded Fok Presidential Fellowship

PhD candidate Daryn Lee has recently been awarded a Thomas and Maria Fok Presidential Fellowship.

Lee earned her undergraduate degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering at UC Berkeley. She is co-advised by professors Sean Qian and Costa Samaras and her research focuses on developing reliable methods to evaluate the accessibility and equity impacts of transportation projects and optimizing transportation improvements in low-access areas.

“I am so grateful to receive the Fok Presidential Fellowship," says Lee. "This support will allow me to research issues that are both urgent and close to my heart.”

Through a generous gift from the Fok estate, the department was endowed with fellowship and scholarship funds to support CEE students. Thomas Fok was awarded a doctorate in 1956 in civil engineering from Carnegie Mellon University (then Carnegie Tech).

In 1958, he accepted the position of Associate Professor of Civil Engineering at Youngstown State University, where he taught until 1967. In 1967, Fok started his own business, forming a partnership in Mosure-Fok Consulting Engineers. In 1976, he served as chairman of his own business, Thomas Fok and Associates.