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

2018PresElectNoms
January 13, 2017

The official nominees for 2018 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Kancheepuram (Guna) N. Gunalan, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE., F.ASCE, and Robin...
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Bruce Ellingwood is the 2017 OPAL Award winner in education.
January 12, 2017

Bruce Ellingwood has a plaque hanging in the study of his Colorado home. On it are the signatures of 33 Ph.D. students whom he has advised and mentored. “I think it’s the most treasured...
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January 12, 2017

Congratulations to ASCE’s 2017 class of New Faces of Civil Engineering – College. Make a mental note of the names of these 10 budding engineers. They’re already demonstrating the potential...
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dream-big-title-web-feat
January 10, 2017

ASCE’s Dream Big dream has been more than a decade in the making. But the wait is nearly over. In little more than a month, Dream Big: Engineering Our World debuts in museums and theaters around...
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January 6, 2017

Born and raised on Chicago’s South Side, Anne Bigane Wilson has weathered more than her fair share of harsh winters, which wouldn’t be so bad except that she is an asphalt paving...
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December 30, 2016

New Year’s resolutions are tricky things. It’s easy to say you want to eat less and exercise more this year. One week in, those plans usually fall by the wayside. But what about New...
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Avery Bang, EI, A.M.ASCE, is the president and CEO of Bridges to Prosperity. She is one of the engineers featured in Dream Big.
December 16, 2016

If last week’s pilot event is an indication, Dream Big and DiscoverE’s Girls Night Out program will be a dream combination. With a series of activities developed around the giant-screen...
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A group of ASCE members participated in the recent Emerging Leaders Alliance conference.
December 15, 2016

Civil engineers need to hone their abilities to read people and communicate – the so-called soft skills, says Brent Darnell, Aff.M.ASCE, president and owner of Atlanta-based Brent Darnell...
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ASCE member Menzer Pehlivan is one of the stars of Dream Big, the forthcoming giant-screen film that will inspire outreach at museums and schools around the world.
December 9, 2016

Visitors to the Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh won’t have to look far for an example of Dream Big engineering in 2017. Carnegie began construction this week that will culminate in a new...
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December 8, 2016

The votes are in and counted, and the preliminary news is good for ASCE 7-16. Governmental members of the International Code Council voted to adopt ASCE 7-16, Minimum Design Loads and Associated...
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