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

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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Society News

ASCE members enjoy the red carpet during a recent Dream Big sneak peek event in Los Angeles.
February 10, 2017

Different cities, different vibes, and a different Dream Big event to fit each. With the Feb. 17 movie launch approaching, the annual ASCE Multi-Region Leadership Conferences were positioned...
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Society News

The 2017 ASCE Innovation Contest features an event this summer based on the popular TV show "Shark Tank."
February 8, 2017

Which infrastructure innovations will swim with the sharks? ASCE’s second annual Innovation Contest has a new format this year, and some of the contest winners will present their innovative...
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Society News

The Times Square Plaza has reimagined Times Square as a pedestrian - not a vehicle - hub. Courtesy NYCDDC
February 2, 2017

In today’s Times Square, it’s really more about the benches than the billboards. Opened just in time for the classic New Year’s Eve celebration, the New York City Department of...
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Society News

NewFacesPros2017
January 27, 2017

Annually since 2003, the ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional program has selected a group of civil engineers under 30 already accomplishing great things. These civil engineers...
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Society News

Zheng Yang
January 27, 2017

Some people take an evening walk to clear their minds. Zheng Yang does the opposite. He goes for a stroll to fill his mind with ideas. “When I walk along the streets of big cities and I see...
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Society News

Don Nguyen
January 27, 2017

Good luck finding Don Nguyen at home. The junior bridge engineer for COWI in Seattle works all day and volunteers all night. “I’m surprised if there’s a week where I don’t have any...
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Society News

Natalie Mills
January 27, 2017

It was not your typical freshman realization. “I really miss calculus,” Natalie Mills told her advisor. Mills, an 18-year-old from Winter Park, FL, was pursuing her lifelong dream to be on...
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Society News

James Kaklamanos
January 27, 2017

James Kaklamanos knows how important his role as a civil engineering educator is because it wasn’t so long ago that he was a civil engineering student. “Absolutely, if it weren’t for some of...
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