Ben Walpole
Ben Walpole

Ben Walpole is associate editor for ASCE News, celebrating member achievements, updating members on Society news, and promoting civil engineering as a whole.

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Society News

Melissa Wheeler, outgoing Region 5 director.
October 19, 2017

It’s an annual tradition that at the final quarterly ASCE Board of Direction meeting of the year, the outgoing Board members address the room with words of goodbye. Often, they express...
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Society News

ASCE_Logo_Shield WEB FEAT
October 19, 2017

The heavy lifting of 2017 will make for a much lighter load in 2018. That’s the hope, as the ASCE Board of Direction approved six goal statements for the Society during its final quarterly...
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Society News

Coffey Park in Santa Rosa, CA, where wildfires completely destroyed a neighborhood. PHOTO: Dominick Del Vecchio/FEMA News Photo
October 13, 2017

As extensive wildfires ravage swaths of Northern California, ASCE Region 9 Governor Matt Kennedy, P.E., ENV SP, M.ASCE, can only wait and hope. Kennedy, his wife, and their 5-year-old had no...
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Society News

Closing keynote Kaplan Mobray talks personal branding with the ASCE 2017 Convention crowd. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 12, 2017

Kaplan Mobray, best-selling author of The 10Ks of Personal Branding, closed the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans, Wednesday, with a high-energy keynote talk, wherein he played the saxophone, threw...
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Society News

Kristina Swallow officially steps into her 2018 ASCE presidency during the ASCE 2017 Convention in New  Orleans, LA. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 10, 2017

Kristina Swallow’s ASCE presidency began with a selfie. And why not? This is a president who is as plugged into social media and the modern ways ASCE members – young and old alike –...
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Society News

ASCE Norma Jean Mattei welcomes attendees to the ASCE 2017 Convention in her hometown of New Orleans. PHOTO: Jason Dixson Photography
October 9, 2017

For 2017 Society President Norma Jean Mattei, it’s like inviting all her friends to a big civil engineering party at her home. The ASCE 2017 Convention kicked off Monday morning in New Orleans...
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Society News

Kristina Swallow PHOTO:  James Kegley Photography
October 5, 2017

It’s a big week for Kristina Swallow. It’s a big week for ASCE. With the ASCE 2017 Convention rolling into New Orleans, Swallow is set to be installed as the 2018 ASCE president, joining Norma...
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Society News

NHR WEB FEAT
October 4, 2017

With hurricanes battering the Caribbean and the southeastern United States, and an earthquake rocking Mexico in recent weeks, Louise K. Comfort’s expertise in disaster management is all too...
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Society News

The Industry Leaders Forum at the ASCE 2017 Convention will address lessons learned from Hurricane Katrina.
September 29, 2017

The list of teachers is evergrowing – Ike, Sandy, Irene, Harvey, Irma, Maria. And with the ASCE 2017 Convention in New Orleans next month, the setting is ideal to consider lessons learned from...
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Society News

ASCE leaders compare notes at the 2017 Presidents and Governors Forum.  PHOTO: Leader Training Committee
September 21, 2017

Kwame Agyare knows a thing or two about leadership. The incoming Region 9 Director has served in numerous leadership positions for ASCE – Phoenix Branch president, Region 9 governor, and Region...
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