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

Brett Schock
November 5, 2015

Brett Schock has always been a little spaced out, as it were. Growing up, he had a space-themed bedroom; the only Legos he cared to play with were the space-themed ones; he built model...
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Society News

October 29, 2015

After intensive work over the course of nearly a year, the Board of Direction at its October meeting in New York voted to realign the Society’s strategic initiatives as it also reaffirmed...
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Society News

Asheque Rahman, A.M.ASCE, a Younger Member from New York, speaks at the ASCE 2015 Convention. Rahman is a member of the ASCE Committee on Pre-College Outreach, helping reach out to high school students interested in civil engineering.  PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 23, 2015

Attendees of the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York City couldn't miss the youth movement. Whether it was a business card contest encouraging young engineers to get their names into the hands of...
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Society News

David Durham of Walt Disney Imagineering speaks during the Industry Leaders Forum panel discussion on innovation. PHOTO: Roxann Henze/ASCE
October 21, 2015

Pursuing innovation in engineering is not for the faint of heart. But as engineers take on the "Grand Challenge" issued by ASCE's Industry Leaders Council to drastically reduce infrastructure...
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Society News

ASCE members laugh during engineer-comedian's Don McMillan "set" at the closing session of the 2015 Convention. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 16, 2015

“Engineers aren’t funny,” Don McMillan told the audience at the ASCE 2015 Convention in New York City. “Nobody’s ever met an engineer and said, ‘Ooooh, tell me a joke!’...
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Society News

October 16, 2015

It was a goosebumps moment. Images of the Hoover Dam, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Giza Pyramids moved across the screen to a swelling cinematic score, as a movie-trailer voice boomed: “The...
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Society News

Bob Stevens passes the presidential gavel to Mark Woodson at the ASCE Business Meeting, Tuesday. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 14, 2015

Mark Woodson couldn’t stop the tears. Continually dabbing at his eyes, he watched each of his four children take the ASCE 2015 Convention stage Tuesday to introduce their father with words of...
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Society News

Luke Williams speaks during the ASCE 2015 Convention opening plenary. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways "disruptive thinking" can lead to innovation, shared some of those...
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Society News

Lauren Kilroy, a student member from California State-Long Beach, weather-proofs a chair for the cafe area at Central Queens Academy.
October 13, 2015

No tape measure? No problem. A group of ASCE volunteers relied on their engineering resourcefulness Sunday during the ASCE 2015 Convention's community service project at Central Queens Academy in...
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Society News

Mark Woodson, ASCE 2015 President-Elect, takes in the dragon dance show at the welcome reception at the ASCE 2015 Convention. PHOTO: David Hathcox for ASCE
October 12, 2015

Amid the flurry of people and flashing lights in Times Square, the new ASCE 2015 Convention got started in the heart of New York City this weekend. There were plenty of old friends reuniting,...
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