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

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

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

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

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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Society News

August 16, 2016

ASCE’s mid-August Key Contact Recruitment Campaign is seeking members willing to speak up for infrastructure. Key Contacts influence the policy process at the state and federal levels by sharing...
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Society News

August 12, 2016

The rain started Thursday morning and didn’t stop until Friday. Jeremy Brown tracked the storm with a fishing app on his phone. “I was watching the flood level,” Brown said. “And it...
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Society News

July 29, 2016

It feels good to bring an educated opinion to those “water cooler” chats at work. For many, it’s the time-honored ritual of Monday morning quarterbacking after the weekend’s football...
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Society News

July 22, 2016

Rule No. 1 about business trips to Disney: Never tell the kids. Jason Magalen, P.E., M.ASCE, learned the hard way last week in the midst of his visit to Walt Disney Imagineering in Glendale, CA,...
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Careers & Leadership

July 22, 2016

Carolyn J. Emerson has made it her life’s work to empower women with the skills to take ownership over their careers – and lives. As one of the Distinguished Lecturers at the ASCE 2016...
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