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

November 14, 2019

Choosing your major is one of the most important decisions you’ll make in your life. But as anyone who chooses to major in civil engineering can tell you, that decision is really only half the...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 12, 2019

Guillermo Díaz-Fañas, C.Eng, Ing., P.E., M.ASCE, has been giving back and making a difference all his life. Today he talks about the nonprofit he helped start, Qu-AKE: Queer Advocacy and Knowledge...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

November 5, 2019

Making mistakes, unfortunately, is part of being human. But how do you handle mistakes on the job, especially if that job is something with such high stakes as civil engineering? Mike Howell has...
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Society News

November 1, 2019

ASCE’s Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement award – the OCEA – continues to be the Society’s preeminent project honor. Rather than announcing five project finalists,  ASCE is...
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Society News

November 1, 2019

ASCE has announced the winners of the 2020 Outstanding Projects And Leaders leadership awards. The OPAL leadership awards honor civil engineers for career achievements in each of five categories:...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 29, 2019

One of the most important and divisive transportation trends of 2019, dockless scooters have taken U.S. cities by storm. Kristin Musulin, senior editor for Smart Cities Dive, breaks down the...
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Society News

October 25, 2019

In what has been an intentional and consistent focus for more than a year now, the ASCE Board of Direction continued its work to improve the member experience, Oct. 14-15 at its quarterly meeting in...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 22, 2019

ASCE published "Becoming Leaders: A Practical Handbook for Women in Engineering, Science, and Technology" in 2008, co-edited by Carolyn Emerson and the late Mary Williams. The book proved so...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 15, 2019

You have to know yourself before you can be yourself. For Clint Martin, that meant taking on the Appalachian Trail thru-hike for nearly six months in the woods before starting his first full-time...
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Society News

October 14, 2019

What if? Why not? Four short words; one entirely new mindset. It’s the essence of ASCE’s Future World Vision project, simultaneously open to and questioning of the civil engineering...
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