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

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

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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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Society News

A Cat 793F CMD mining truck leaves an iron ore pit. PHOTO: Mark Sprouls/Caterpillar
June 8, 2017

Michael C. Murphy has been adjusting to new technologies his entire career. It’s par for the course in mining engineering – now more than ever. Murphy, chief engineer for the Surface Mining...
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Society News

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June 5, 2017

For the first time in Society history, women will hold all three levels of presidential leadership. Robin Kemper has been elected ASCE’s 2018 President-Elect by a majority of voting Society...
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Society News

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June 1, 2017

Want a peek at the future? The top three winners of the 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest share the potential to go from concept to reality in just a few years. From a diverse group of submissions,...
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Society News

ASCE President-Elect Kristina Swallow with the University of Illinois steel bridge team.
May 30, 2017

It’s starting to look like a student dynasty of sorts is forming north of the border. The École de technologie supérieure steel bridge team won its second consecutive national championship,...
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