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

February 21, 2018

Neeraj Kumar Sharma’s passport is running out of pages. He’s got too many stamps. Sharma’s civil engineering career and his penchant for travelling has taken him to 25 different...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

For some people, an address represents merely where they live. For Ruwanka Purasinghe, it’s who he is. Purasinghe is Los Angeles to his core. “I was born and raised in L.A., so I...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Casie Venable had a simple wish as a kid. She wanted to help people. She didn’t know what form that would take. She couldn’t know how her life would play out. But she did know she...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Alexa Ducioame was one of only two women in most of her civil engineering classes in college. She’s working now to make sure that the women of future generations don’t find themselves in...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

It was just after midnight. Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, 14 years old, awoke to a buzzing in his ears. He sat up and looked around. Surely, this was some kind of dream. The walls appeared to bend;...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Being a role model wasn’t really a choice for Aziza Amiri. It was a job she was born into. “I have so many little cousins, I’ve lost count,” Amiri laughed. “I’m one of almost 20...
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Society News

One of the best aspects of the MRLCs is the chance for members from across the country to share their local perspectives with each other to develop new ideas.
February 15, 2018

Every year the ASCE calendar begins with the Multi-Region Leadership Conferences, three two-day events across the country that gather Society leaders at different stages of their careers –...
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February 1, 2018

Each of the finalists ASCE’s 2018 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award ranks among the most impressive new engineering projects in the world. They provide their resident communities...
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January 25, 2018

New year, new Board, new energy. The ASCE Board of Direction convened its first quarterly meeting of the year, Jan. 11, in Las Vegas, with a renewed emphasis on communication and collaboration...
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Society News

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January 17, 2018

Each year, ASCE recognizes 10 remarkable college students – young engineers in training whose early achievements mark them for greatness as professionals and point toward an optimistic future for...
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