After a long and forensic process, we are proud to announce that the 2021 IStructE Young Structural Engineering Professional Award (YSEPA) winner is William Rogers-Tizard. The runner up is Alastair Low-Macrae.
The YSEPA is an internationally recognised mark of achievement for young structural engineers. Being a recipient of the award means that they have demonstrated the skills and achievements necessary to mark them out as the "one to watch" among the Institution's global membership.
The award this year received a high volume of entries, which were shortlisted to five exceptional finalists
; Max Clayton Robert Frostick, Alastair Low-Macrae, Ioana Price and William Rogers-Tizard. The judges had a tough task, examining the CVs, employer endorsements, opinion pieces, poster submissions and sitting down for an interview with each of the finalists.
The quality on offer among the final five was high and with this level of calibre on display demonstrated a bright future for structural engineering.
Narrowed down to two
The judges eventually narrowed it down to Alastair Low-Macrae and William Rogers-Tizard. Alastair, proved to be a worthy contender, an enthused and passionate Structural Engineer with a remarkable attention to detail. A real team player who has made a valuable contribution to the profession and the Institution, which goes beyond expectations. Alastair was a more than worthy runner up.
The one to watch
William Rogers-Tizard was named as the 2021 YSEPA winner. Will showed himself to be an excellent communicator, who has both a depth and breadth of technical knowledge and is able to adeptly apply these to practical solutions. A real passion for structural engineering is evident in his many activities in and out of the workplace and his consistent involvement with the Institution. Will is a strong believer in the ability for structural engineers to make a positive impact on the world. With these skills and achievements Will has truly marked himself out as the “one to watch”.