ASCE has honored Oswaldo Bravo, P.E., M.ASCE, and Sean Robinson, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, with the 2018 Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement. Each is recognized for professional achievement in service to the advancement of the profession, evidence of technical competence, high character and integrity, and contributions to public service outside his career.
Bravo began his service to ASCE in his undergraduate student days at the University of Kansas and continued serving in various officer roles throughout his graduate studies at Texas A&M. One way that he serves is through various community service activities, including painting homes, planning and building ADA ramps for the needy, and teaching children at his church. His commitment to the profession has been recognized through a number of awards: Region 7 Outstanding Younger Member, New Faces of Engineering, Terracon’s Young Professional Award, and the Kansas Professional Society of Engineers Eastern Chapter Engineer of the Year.
Robinson has been active within the ASCE Southern Nevada Branch Younger Member Forum, holding numerous positions, including Community Outreach Chair, Treasurer, President Elect, President, and Past President. In addition, he was responsible for assisting and organizing the Dream Big Movie Premier with other community outreach chairs. As a group, they were responsible for securing a venue and working with the Society to receive the film for a showing. This event edified over 550 students, teachers, parents, and other professionals over a five-hour time frame of four showings. In addition, Robinson has participated in the Multi-Region Leadership Conference and Younger Western Region Younger Member Council 2018.
The Edmund Friedman Young Engineer Award for Professional Achievement is made to younger members of ASCE (35 years of age or younger) who are judged to have attained significant professional achievements by the degree to which they have served to advance the profession; exhibited technical competence, high character, and integrity; developed improved member attitudes toward the profession; and contributed to public service outside their professional careers.