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

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December 2, 2015

ASCE's Outstanding Projects and Leaders awards have been civil engineering's preeminent lifetime achievement honor since their establishment in 1999. The 2016 class of OPAL winners includes a...
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Chantal Hayes, of the Cincinnati Museum Center, sets up her group's structure for its wind test. PHOTO: John Eric Dove
November 20, 2015

Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World has had the ASCE community talking since its broad announcement at the 2015 Convention. At the Dream Big Educational Symposium, the conversation...
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The Morgan State University steel-bridge team visits ASCE Headquarters in Reston, VA.
November 20, 2015

Although the National Student Steel Bridge Competition is still six months off – to be hosted in May by Brigham Young University with the help of its ASCE Student Chapter  – student teams...
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ASCE member James Wonneberg speaks with a fourth-grade class at Liberty Elementary School in Chantilly, VA.
November 13, 2015

Word spread around the classroom in a flash – the guest of honor had arrived. The students piled around the doorway, trying to see. “Where is he? Where is he?” Who was visiting Leanne...
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November 6, 2015

Diana Hasegan Diana Hasegan has long found value in her ASCE membership. This year, that value just happened to take on a...
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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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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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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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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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