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

Frans Johansson delivers his opening keynote at the ASCE 2016 Convention, Sept. 29. Photo by  Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 30, 2016

Civil engineering and fashion models? Believe or not, there is a connection there. Frans Johansson, the ASCE 2016 Convention opening keynote speaker, challenged attendees Thursday morning...
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Society News

Convention attendees enter the hall to view a rough cut of Dream Big.
Photo: Jim Tkatch for ASCE
September 29, 2016

The only thing missing was the paparazzi. The ASCE 2016 Convention got underway Wednesday night with a movie-premiere style opening welcome reception worthy of Hollywood’s finest. Members who...
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Society News

September 29, 2016

ASCE and filmmakers MacGillivray Freeman screened a working version of the forthcoming giant-screen movie, Dream Big: Engineering Our World, at the opening welcome reception of the ASCE 2016...
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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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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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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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