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

2017 OPAL Award winner Tony Bartolomeo
March 15, 2017

With his career at a crossroads, Tony Bartolomeo hit the books. Well, one book in particular – What Color Is Your Parachute? by Richard Nelson Bolles. The classic of career planning and...
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Society News

Report Card Grade WEB FEAT
March 9, 2017

ASCE’s 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, released Thursday, offers the nation both bad news and good news. The bad is the average grade, D-plus, has not changed since the last Report Card four...
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Society News

Fresh WEB FEAT
March 8, 2017

Dream Big is already scoring well on the Tomato-Meter. The Rotten Tomatoes website collects film reviews and separates them into positive (fresh) and negative (rotten). Dream Big: Engineering Our...
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Society News

Harry Poulos, 2017 OPAL winner in design
March 8, 2017

It’s not difficult to see the civil engineering legacy of Harry Poulos. Just scan the horizon. Poulos, Ph.D., P.E., DSc.Eng., Dist.M.ASCE, is arguably the world’s leading pile engineer. His...
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Society News

Dream Big Contest winner Marta Alvarez, middle, is joined by two YCE Inc. scholarship winners, Anahi Morelos, left, and Alexandra Alamillo.
March 3, 2017

ASCE gave the prize to Marta Alvarez. Marta Alvarez gave the prize to her community. Founder and CEO of YCE Inc., a land-surveying and civil engineering firm in Ventura, CA, Alvarez, P.E., L.S.,...
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Society News

Dream Big featured civil engineer Menzer Pehlivan works with girls from St. Theresa School - from left, Isabelle Mascarenhas, Emily Frost, and Breda Brosey.
February 24, 2017

Every February, engineers worldwide seize on Engineers Week to engage with grade-school students and help them envision careers in the profession. This year has provided even more reason for...
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Society News

ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, back right, joins the winning team from Austin (TX) West Ridge Middle School at the Future City Competition finals.
February 24, 2017

The annual Future City engineering competition attracts and colorfully presents great hypothetical concepts as imagined by teams of middle school students. This year, though, the batch of...
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Society News

BOK WEB FEAT
February 22, 2017

Career development, it is said, often isn’t about what you know but who you know. But in civil engineering, what you know matters. That’s why ASCE published the Civil Engineering Body of...
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Society News

Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) speaks at an event on Capitol Hill to promote Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day, as ASCE President Norma Jean Mattei, the event's emcee, looks on.
February 17, 2017

The numbers aren’t there yet, but ASCE's 2017 President Norma Jean Mattei is optimistic that the change is gonna come. “Just the ability of a young girl to see someone who looks like her, who...
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Society News

Dream Big director Greg MacGillivray, center, and the film's featured engineers celebrate premiere night at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. Photo: Jason Dixson Photography
February 17, 2017

It was near the end of the evening. Near the end of the film’s second screening. As the long, glorious night that was the world premiere of Dream Big: Engineering Our World at the Smithsonian...
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