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

Career Advice 4 WEB FEAT
April 27, 2017

Imagine you could go back in time and meet yourself at 22 years old. What would you say to your younger self? What career advice would you offer, given all you’ve learned since? What...
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Sustainable Engineering

The Greenough Greenway project in Watertown, MA, was the first project in Massachusetts to earn an Envision sustainable infrastructure award. PHOTO: The Solomon Foundation
April 17, 2017

This week, ASCE News celebrates Earth Day with a series of stories about sustainability and green engineering. Check ASCE News each day for updates and visit ASCE's hub of sustainability resources,...
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Society News

The Oregon State steel bridge team tests its span. PHOTO: Judy Liu
April 13, 2017

It's Student Conference season for ASCE Student Chapter members on steel-bridge and concrete canoe teams, the chance to turn a school year of hard work into a coveted spot in the upcoming 2017...
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Society News

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April 5, 2017

The key is community. DiscoverE today announced ASCE members Chad Norvell and Margarita Kovalchuk among its 2017 New Faces of Engineering, Professional and College editions. Both Norvell and...
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Society News

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March 24, 2017

Sustainability extends beyond infrastructure. The concept also applies to ASCE as an organization, as the Society pursues enhanced benefits and opportunities aimed to attract and empower more...
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Society News

ASCE's 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, left, and her job-shadow companion Suzy Trabia, a Younger Member from Las Vegas.
March 24, 2017

It’s likely you’ve never heard of an internship like this one. ASCE’s 2017 President-Elect Kristina Swallow, P.E., ENV SP, F.ASCE, will be traveling to Society events this spring with a...
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Society News

San Diego County Water Authority Director of Engineering Jerry Reed speaks after his project received the OCEA Award. PHOTO: David Hathcox
March 17, 2017

It was 40 years ago to the day. Atulkumar Shah, P.E., F.ASCE, earned his bachelor’s degree in civil engineering in his home country of India in 1977. Three years later, he moved to the United...
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Society News

The San Vincente Dam – a key piece of the Emergency and Carryover Storage Project – is the largest dam raise in the world using roller-compacted concrete.
March 16, 2017

It would be fitting if there were more than one trophy. After all, the recipient of ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award – the San Diego County Water Authority’s Emergency...
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Society News

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick
March 16, 2017

U.S. Army Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Thomas Bostick’s career reflects a deep commitment to our nation, a dedication to public service, and a host of accomplishments. He served as the 53rd Chief of...
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Society News

Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-OR) addresses the crowd of ASCE Legislative Fly-In attendees before their visits to Capitol Hill. PHOTO: Rod Lamkey Jr.
March 16, 2017

The new ASCE Infrastructure Report Card got the conversation started last week. This week, ASCE members from around the country took that talk straight to Capitol Hill in Washington as...
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