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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 29, 2020

Mathew Picardal does a little bit of everything when it comes to popular civil engineering communication. He works as a structural project manager for DCI Engineers. He's also started a YouTube...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 22, 2020

Melissa Fischer is a supervising engineer for the Los Angeles County Sanitation Districts. But lately, they're probably better known as a novelist. Their novel, "The Advocacy," has earned rave...
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Society News

September 17, 2020

It was a history-making week for ASCE with the Society’s first Virtual Technical Conference, Sept. 14-18. The event, held entirely online, collected technical experts and speakers from different...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 15, 2020

S&C Associates is a small engineering firm in Sun Valley, Idaho, providing an array of essential services to the community. Sherri Newland, principal engineer and owner, started the company in...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 8, 2020

Transportation is a lot different in 2020 than it was in 2019, thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic. The key question now is what changes wrought by the coronavirus will still be affecting transit...
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Society News

September 2, 2020

Michael E. Webber’s 2019 book, “Power Trip: The Story of Energy,” considers world history as the history of energy. All of which is very interesting. And what’s perhaps even more...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 1, 2020

Work looks a little bit different these days. Especially for those civil engineers who are balancing their jobs with their duties as parents, often working from home with their children one room...
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Society News

August 26, 2020

If the governor calls you at home on a Saturday night, you should probably pick up the phone. Rhode Island civil engineering leader and longtime ASCE member Steven King did just that. In fact, you...
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Society News

August 24, 2020

Make no mistake, Jacob Ward works the technology beat. He is an NBC News technology correspondent, the former editor-in-chief of Popular Science magazine and an author. But for him, staying on...
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Society News

August 19, 2020

If ever there was a year that proved the value of future scenario-planning research, 2020 is it. The coronavirus pandemic has fundamentally changed the way we work and live, which means the...
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