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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March 8, 2018

Linda Force has seen it all in civil engineering, from $1-an-hour wages in the 1960s to life as the CEO. Along the way, she’s learned not to suffer fools gladly. She remembers earlier in her...
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Society News

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March 8, 2018

Sometimes the simplest questions have the most complex answers. For instance: Is there a gender wage gap in civil engineering? Depending on whom you ask, the gender wage gap is either a...
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Society News

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March 8, 2018

Each month a cross-section of prominent ASCE members shares insights on important industry topics in the ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable. For ASCE News’ Women in Civil Engineering series,...
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March 8, 2018

In 1968, an ASCE Younger Member named Judy Hamilton sat down to write an article for Civil Engineering magazine with the provocative title of “Should Your Daughter Be A Civil Engineer?” An...
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Society News

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February 22, 2018

Mark Perniconi puts it well: “Innovation is progress.” Perniconi, P.E., M.ASCE, the executive director for the Charles Pankow Foundation, is serving as the chief judge for ASCE’s 2018...
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Society News

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February 22, 2018

ASCE has a new goal for 2018: placing a DVD copy of the acclaimed documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World in every U.S. public school. Placing the film with a toolkit of educational...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Jaffer Almosawy is everywhere. Okay, maybe not literally everywhere. But he’s getting pretty close to ASCE ubiquity. He’s in the nation’s capital at the ASCE Legislative Fly-In....
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Money was tight for Fernando Ceballos growing up in Brownsville, Texas, a city on the Rio Grande River right at the southernmost tip of the state. At home, it was just him, his mom, and his...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Jessica Chen probably isn’t going to talk to you about how good the Los Angeles Rams defensive line was last season. Truth be told, she doesn’t much care. She can, however, carry on a far...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

For Sarah McEwen, it was almost too good to be true. She moves to Jackson, Mississippi, to start her career as a water resources engineer, and what does she find? A detailed replica of the...
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