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

April 15, 2016

It's a Friday night for these university students, and career talk is in the air. Now, that's commitment. “The room was full and we stayed there until 9:30, 10 o’clock,” said Carlos Peña,...
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Society News

April 7, 2016

Rajan Jha makes it sound simple - “Find your passion and do something about it.” For being among the very best at applying their passions to their chosen profession, Jha and fellow ASCE member...
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Society News

April 1, 2016

Edward Belk Jr. calls it “a giant math problem.” Belk, P.E., is the chief of operations and regulatory division for the civil works directorate of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, facing...
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Society News

March 31, 2016

It doesn’t matter your line of work or your major in college – watch Peter Akinosho’s video about civil engineering and you might just consider a career change. “My dream is to lay the...
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Society News

March 25, 2016

All civil engineering must be sustainable. That was the message from the ASCE Committee on Sustainability during its progress report at the spring Board of Direction meeting, March 18-19, in...
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Society News

March 25, 2016

When the Seismic Design Methodology for Precast Concrete Diaphragms was announced as the winner of the 2016 Charles Pankow Award for Innovation at ASCE’s OPAL Awards Gala, the stage filled with...
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Society News

March 24, 2016

There’s a long-held belief in the world of newspapers – write at a grade-school level. The thought, of course, is that if an elementary school student can understand your article, so too can the...
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Society News

March 24, 2016

The researching world looks a lot different now than it did when Kornel Kerenyi was in school. And that’s just fine with him. “I went to high school in the early ’70s. We still used the...
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Society News

March 18, 2016

The irony was not lost on the room. More than 200 ASCE members from across the country – 49 states represented – gathered in Washington, DC, this week for the annual ASCE Legislative Fly-In to...
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Society News

March 18, 2016

The awards went to individuals, but the honor seemed to go to something bigger, something shared. The 2016 ASCE Outstanding Projects And Leaders Awards Gala showcased the best of civil...
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