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

October 14, 2019

Kancheepuram Gunalan’s ASCE presidential year started with a beautiful speech … by his children. “When I look at my father now, with everything in the past stripped away, I don’t see him...
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Society News

October 8, 2019

Alex McDowell is the award-winning production designer behind more than 20 Hollywood films, including “Fight Club” and “Minority Report.” Now he is bringing his creative genius to ASCE’s...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 8, 2019

Storytelling is an essential skill.  The ability to share information about a project or about the kind of work you do has the power to influence and connect audiences. It can also be the...
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Society News

October 8, 2019

It usually starts with a daydream. “What if instead of working for my boss, I was the boss? What if I was the one making all the decisions? Maybe I could start my own company.” For 99...
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Society News

October 3, 2019

Ten minutes in the company of Jared Diamond, or spent simply reading one of his books, and you’re bound to come away looking at the world a little bit differently than you had before. The...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

October 1, 2019

Mental health is not something you can simply snap your fingers and fix. And it's not something you should ignore either. On today's episode of "ASCE Plot Points," Elyssa Dixon speaks candidly...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

September 20, 2019

Previously on ASCE Plot Points ... We met civil engineers from around the world. We got a better picture of what civil engineers looks like – through their work, their personalities and their...
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Society News

September 11, 2019

If civil engineering were a stock, the analysts would be shouting, “Buy!” ASCE’s new "2019 Civil Engineering Salary Report" reveals a median pretax annual salary of $109,000 in 2018,...
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Society News

August 22, 2019

Take a look in your backyard (figuratively). You might be surprised what you find (literally). Underserved communities across the United States are in need of civil engineering solutions....
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Society News

August 13, 2019

The year is 2070. Imagine that sea-level rise has so altered coastal infrastructure that floodwaters have forced cities offshore, to developments that float on top of the ocean. What is this...
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