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

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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Society News

ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan features prominently in Dream Big.
September 20, 2017

More than 1 million viewers have experienced the Dream. Dream Big: Engineering Our World, the giant-screen film presented by Bechtel and produced by MacGillivray Freeman Films in partnership with...
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Society News

Soldiers with the Florida Army National Guard's 20th Special Forces Group go door-to-door in the Jacksonville area near Ortega Island, performing search-and-rescue missions in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma. PHOTO: Dept. of Defense
September 15, 2017

Resilience takes many forms. Interconnected city systems. Smart infrastructure. Or, in the case of Florida’s Nassau County last week – amateur “ham” radio. As Hurricane Irma lashed the...
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Society News

SalarySurvey17FeatImage
September 13, 2017

Survey says …? Bright futures for civil engineers. Results of the 2017 ASCE Salary Survey find that the median pre-tax income for civil engineers was $101,000 in 2016. Base salaries,...
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Society News

The ASCE Construction Institute's Student Days brings civil engineering students from around the country together with potential employers seeking new talent.
September 5, 2017

Midsummer, late-night in Fort Lauderdale, FL, it’s not difficult to find a party. Or a beach. Or both. But the 35 ASCE Student Members participating in the 2017 Construction Institute’s...
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