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

February 26, 2016

In many ways, the Salinas River Valley in California is a paradise. The land of Steinbeck, it’s flat and fertile and filled with farms. Broccoli, spinach, strawberries, you name it – there’s...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Moses Ling received an email the other day from a former student, recalling her experience in the Architectural Engineering Institute’s Student Design Competition. “She said her best ...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

At the end of a long week of classes, Zane McGhee looks forward to more school. Elementary school. McGhee, S.M.ASCE, a junior civil engineering student at the University of South Carolina,...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Yijie Gao has adjusted well to her new life in America – except for one problem. “The food is so different,” Gao laughed. “I actually discovered some good Mexican food recently, but...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Steven Mezzacappa talks fast and works even faster. He has to move quickly, given an enormous roster of activities and club memberships –on top of a full architectural engineering course load as...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Most typical civil engineering origin stories include variations of the phrases “liked building things as a kid” or “loved math and science in high school.” And why not? They’re almost...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Micah Strauss is passionate about wildlife. But he also respects the value of the built environment. Seeking to combine the two, he might be on to something big. “There is immense overlap...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

It’s 1 a.m. in Brunswick, Germany, and Juan Agustin Uliarte Victoria is still awake, eyes glued to his computer screen. His beloved Club Atletico River Plate, of the Argentine Primera Division,...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Jill Vande Boom is Wisconsin through and through. She grew up in Port Washington and studies civil engineering at the Milwaukee School of Engineering. But it’s her trips overseas as a student...
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Society News

February 25, 2016

Gary Wallace Jr. is busy building bridges to a career in civil engineering. Now, that’s not a cliché or a metaphor. Wallace is literally building bridges. The Morgan State University junior...
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