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

Landmarks WEB FEAT
July 25, 2017

Many ASCE members are making civil engineering history and heritage part of their vacation plans this summer. In celebration of the Visit ASCE Landmarks campaign, Society members have been posting...
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Society News

Kemper
July 20, 2017

For now, Robin Kemper has the rather cumbersome title of ASCE President-Elect-Elect. It’ll get streamlined this fall when she assumes the role of 2018 President-Elect at the ASCE 2017 Convention...
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Society News

EMI President and 2017 Conference Co-Chair J.S. Chen presents Stanford Ph.D. candidate Emma Lejeune as the winner of the conference's computational mechanics student poster competition.
July 14, 2017

You wouldn’t blame Emma Lejeune if she conjured up the entire conversation in her imagination. Lots of long hours alone in the office staring at computer screens and your mind starts playing...
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Society News

The 2017 Innovation Contest featured a Civil Engineering Shark Tank 101 panel discussion.
June 29, 2017

The brilliant minds behind this year’s ASCE Innovation Contest winners are now trying to solve their biggest challenge – how to win over investors. It’s a harsh reality, but having a...
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Society News

Innovation Contest winners Samer Dessouky, left, and Jim Stewart, center, talk with ILC member and Disney Imagineering VP Mike McCullough.
June 23, 2017

If the ASCE Grand Challenge can seem daunting, then the ASCE Innovation Contest provides hope. ASCE welcomed the winners of the Society’s second annual Innovation Contest to its headquarters in...
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Society News

Cal Poly SLO won the 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition championship. PHOTO: Barry Staver
June 19, 2017

Sometimes it just takes a little bit of meraki. Huh? "Meraki translates from Greek into pouring one's heart and soul into a project," said Ian Buchanan, S.M.ASCE, project manager for the...
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Society News

The ETS team puts the finishing touches on its arcade game display.
June 18, 2017

The banner summed things up succinctly: “Thank you R. John Craig.” The 2017 National Concrete Canoe Competition began Saturday with a nod to its past, specifically the late R. John Craig – a...
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Society News

John Craig, left, worked for years to develop a national concrete canoe competition. He's pictured with his niece Tara and sister Chris. PHOTO: Chris and Gary Fossett
June 16, 2017

It’s all how he envisioned it would be. ASCE student teams from across the country – from across the world – will travel to the Colorado School of Mines this weekend. They’ll come in...
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Society News

ASCE716coverfeatimage
June 15, 2017

This week, ASCE publishes its signature standard, ASCE/SEI 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated Criteria for Buildings and Other Structures. It is the first update to the essential resource...
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Society News

The PE-Cool System prototype.
June 9, 2017

Innovation isn’t an option for Samer Dessouky in his transportation engineering research at the University of Texas at San Antonio – it’s an integral part of solving practical...
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