Shiyao Sun '18 receives College of Engineering Co-op of the Year Distinguished Honor Award
Shiyao Sun '18, Civil Engineering undergraduate student, has received a Co-op Student of the Year Distinguished Honor Award.
Cornell University's Engineering Co-op program provides opportunities for students to advance and apply their knowledge and skills in the context of industry, government, and society, enabling them to make well-informed choices about their academic and career paths. As part of the program, students work 28 weeks or more with a firm or business, typically in their junior year. Sun worked with PSEG (Public Service Enterprise Group), in Hicksville, NY, a diversified energy company.
The Engineering Co-op program officially announced the Co-op of the Year award recipients at the 2017 Co-op Welcome Back Reception on August 31, 2017. The Co-op Student of the Year Award is presented to one student yeach year. The nominations for the wards are submitted by supervisiors who have worked closely with a Co-op student that they feel has demonstrated leadership, initiative, and innovation in the Co-op position.