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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February 13, 2019

Monica Morales grew up in Reno, the daughter of parents who each work at casinos. So it was probably inevitable that her career path would come down to a game of chance. As a senior in high...
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February 13, 2019

Mariah Peart’s career in civil engineering has been a little bit like building a house. And, listen, we’re not employing metaphor here to create some kind of literary effect. It’s the...
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February 13, 2019

Siddhartha Roy came to the United States in 2012 for a graduate degree that would put him in position to someday use civil engineering to, as he put it, “reduce avoidable human suffering and help...
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February 13, 2019

Life for Garit Poire falls into two boxes. There are the days before Nov. 16, 2014, and those that have followed. And that day in the middle, the line of demarcation? On Nov. 16, 2014, Garit,...
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February 13, 2019

It’s a telling character trait. Some people run away from problems. Others seek out problems so that they can help solve them. When it comes to climate change, Paul Lee falls definitively...
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February 13, 2019

Jose Aguilar had an idea. A transportation engineer at Psomas in Tucson, AZ, he wanted to inspire the students in his hometown with a civil-engineering competition similar to the STEM activities...
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Society News

February 13, 2019

It’s been almost two years since Dream Big: Engineering Our World began amazing kids and adults alike on big screens at museums and theaters across the world. Since then, the film – presented...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 12, 2019

It being Valentine's Day week, it seemed like a good time to find out how civil engineering won your heart. In today's ASCE Plot Points, we hear Origin Stories of true love from five civil...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 5, 2019

Even if your job or role at work isn't explicitly to consider big-picture planning, it's still probably a good idea to stay aware of a larger context beyond just your desk. We're here to help you...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

January 29, 2019

Effective communication is more essential to civil engineering than ever. The great irony, one you've likely recognized, is that as technology and social media make communicating with other...
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