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

Roger Millar Jr.
September 27, 2016

Roger Millar Jr., P.E., F.ASCE, has done a little bit of everything throughout his four decades in civil engineering. He’s worked for big cities, little cities, counties, private firms, and...
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Society News

The Pure Technologies staff is recognized as a UESI Charter Organizational Member.
September 15, 2016

Get a cake ready with a single candle, and have it inscribed “Happy Birthday, UESI.” ASCE’s ninth and newest institute, the Utility Engineering and Surveying Institute, is about to celebrate...
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Society News

From left, Greg Sauter of Smart City Works, Nick DeNichilo of Mott MacDonald, Jason Magalen of HDR, and Jerry Buckwalter of Northrop Grumman talk during one of the 2016 Innovation Contest events.
September 9, 2016

It might sound trite to say the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it’s bigger and better. But it’s true – the ASCE Innovation Contest is back, and it is bigger and better. Fresh off...
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Society News

Dream Big Contest winner Rocio Rodriguez, P.E., M.ASCE, hangs out with the film's director Greg MacGillivray on Laguna Beach. PHOTO: Barbara MacGillivray
September 2, 2016

Rocio Rodriguez, one of three winners in ASCE’s Dream Big Contest, flew to California last week, bringing her family, to watch an early cut of ASCE’s forthcoming IMAX film, Dream Big: Engineering...
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Society News

Therese Kline, flexible pipe specialist in the special structures unit of Highway Development and president of the Michigan Section of ASCE, receives the State of Michigan recognition for the Michigan Section of ASCE’s 100 years of service from Director Steudle. PHOTO: Michigan ASCE
September 2, 2016

Civil engineering is a by-the-people, for-the-people profession. In the most fundamental way, civil engineering is what keeps society working. So, to consider 100 years of civil engineering...
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Society News

Students in the ASCE Civil Engineering Club at BASIS Independent Silicon Valley School build a structure out of popsicle sticks.
September 1, 2016

Amin Ghafooripour has taught undergrads. He’s taught post-grads. No students inspire him, though, quite like these pre-grads. Ghafooripour, Ph.D., P.E., M.ASCE, leads the ASCE Civil...
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Society News

CI Student Days included a challenge project in Boston this year.
August 26, 2016

Every show needs a good dress rehearsal, and the ASCE Construction Institute’s annual Student Days conference and competition, hosted this year in Boston, MA, provides such a dry run for a career...
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Society News

Gabie Figueroa will speak at the ASCE 2016 Convention closing session.
August 23, 2016

It was right around the time she took a meeting with NHL legend Mark Messier to talk about designing the world’s largest hockey facility that Gabie Figueroa took note of just how good her life...
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Society News

Streets became rivers this week in Baton Rouge. PHOTO: Joey Coco
August 19, 2016

“Epic.” Joey Coco kept returning to the word as he, shaken and exhausted from a weekend of search-and-rescue work, tried to describe the devastation in his hometown of Baton Rouge, LA, after...
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Society News

August 18, 2016

With the world premiere of ASCE’s giant-screen movie, Dream Big: Engineering Wonders of the World, drawing ever nearer, a new trailer has been released that will drum up your excitement even...
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