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

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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Society News

Sabrina Rivera
January 27, 2017

Sabrina Rivera has a question for you. Do you know where your water comes from? “I can talk to students and intelligent people, and the common thread to the responses is that people just...
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Society News

Muhammad Elgammal
January 27, 2017

In no way is Muhammad Elgammal a civil engineering outsider. He hails from a family of engineers (five to be exact). He earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees in civil engineering from the New...
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Society News

Marilisa Stigliano
January 27, 2017

Not yet 30 years old, Marilisa Stigliano is already a leader among leaders. A project controls manager for AECOM in New York City, Stigliano devotes time each week as lead of a team of deputy...
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Society News

Jonathan Brower
January 27, 2017

Jonathan Brower’s official title with the ASCE Texas Section’s Dallas Branch is Civil Engineering Club Champion – emphasis on “champion.” Brower has been mentoring students and...
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Society News

Erica "Sunny" Mullen
January 27, 2017

Not many civil engineers have an apprenticeship like this one. Erica Mullen, known to everyone in her life as Sunny, spent much of her childhood in the gym, honing her gymnastics skills on the...
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Society News

Chad Norvell
January 27, 2017

They say no one knows you like you do. Chad Norvell’s career validates the cliche. He began college studying architecture, and he enjoyed it, but he couldn’t help feeling that his true...
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