The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) is the principal
association for geotechnical engineers in the United Kingdom.
The British Geotechnical Association (BGA) invites UK nominations for young geotechnical engineers to be considered for the award of an ISSMGE “Bright Spark” lecture at the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Sydney, Australia. More details of the Bright Spark lectures are given below. Candidates must be aged 36 or under on the last day of the conference (17 September 2021). Nominations should identify (in a short paragraph) the attributes that the candidate offers and include a 1-page CV. Nominations should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 5th June 2020.
To promote young members of the ISSMGE to play a major role in various international and regional conferences, the President of ISSMGE, Professor Charles Ng, created the Bright Spark Award for promising young geotechnical engineers/academics to deliver keynote and invited lectures at these conferences.
The Young Member Presidential Group (YMPG) and the ISSMGE have invited all ISSMGE member societies to nominate their most promising young geotechnical engineers as candidates to speak at a keynote session at the 20th International Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering in Sydney, Australia (http://icsmge2021.org) in September 2021. Two young engineers will be chosen. They will have the opportunity to present their work as the recipient of the ISSMGE Bright Spark Lecture Award.
The awardees will be invited to present a 30 minute keynote lecture at the conference and write an associated paper, which will be included in the conference proceedings. The Bright Spark Award will be presented to young geotechnical engineers who produce mature research containing major contributions to the intellectual community.