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

A bicycle-driven wagon rides through the streets near Kolkata, India. ASCE leaders recently traveled to India for a pilot program aimed at fostering new partnerships.
August 21, 2015

Now comes the fun part. ASCE's new Global Strategy Council represents an exciting pivot between the Society's international achievements up to now and those to come. The council will put into...
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Society News

The research team inches out along a precarious perch to measure discharge waters at Imja Lake. Photo: Daniel Byers
August 10, 2015

Daene McKinney has been to the high-mountain lakes of Nepal many times. Ten research trips in the last five years – but nothing could prepare him for this. “The first thing we run into are...
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Society News

The project team tours McKinnell House as part of an information-gathering session.
August 7, 2015

Captain Diana Gomes knew from the time she arrived in Anchorage what she wanted to do. “I said, ‘First of all, I want to build a playground – but I need help,’” the Salvation Army...
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Society News

University of Florida teams won national titles in both concrete canoe and steel bridge in 2015.
July 28, 2015

Concrete canoes are heavy. Nothing, though, compared to the weight of expectations. Consider the situation – equal parts golden opportunity and pressure-packed problem – facing the...
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Society News

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) speaks at a program announcing the release of ASCE's Infrastructure #GameChangers.
July 27, 2015

As the nation wrestles with how and where to best address current and future infrastructure needs, ASCE is highlighting “game changing” projects that prove that despite the challenges, innovative...
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Society News

July 24, 2015

By approving a ninth institute, taking the next step in prioritizing strategic issues, adopting a new policy statement, passing an FY 2016 budget that keeps dues unchanged, and more, ASCE’s Board...
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Society News

Brendan Sullivan, left, and Steven Lin measure and cut pieces of wood for the Brooklyn Technical High School ASCE Club's hydroelectric dam project.
July 16, 2015

Not far from Thomas Edison's famed Menlo Park lab, the students of Brooklyn Technical High School's “ASCE Club” enjoyed an Edison moment of their own this spring. After more than 150 hours of...
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