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 25, 2018

Civil engineering and community are inextricably linked. So it just makes sense that there is a community for civil engineers. ASCE Collaborate is that community – an online meeting place for...
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Society News

October 25, 2018

Kelly Doyle has grown accustomed to making people uncomfortable. For five years, she has helped lead the ASCE Younger Member Leadership Symposium, where her presentations don’t simply provide...
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Society News

October 18, 2018

In a strong show of emphasis on member value, the ASCE Board of Direction voted at its quarterly meeting to prioritize one goal for the Society above all others – the goal assuring that “an...
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Society News

October 13, 2018

The thing about ascending to the ASCE presidency is the moment never comes as a surprise. After all, Robin Kemper was elected nearly 18 months ago. But the lack of drama doesn’t make the moment...
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Society News

October 13, 2018

ASCE President Kristina Swallow took the stage, her t-shirt speaking volumes, Saturday morning in Denver, Colorado. “Kick the door open and let change in,” it read. And with that, the ASCE...
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Society News

September 28, 2018

Repeat after me: social media is my friend, social media is my friend. It’s a good mantra to keep, especially when you’re in a leadership position charged with organizing and connecting people...
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Society News

September 27, 2018

Sometimes the only thing that will clear your mind is a good game of dodgeball. That’s what the City of San Antonio Aviation Department does, anyway. Employee benefits come in many forms –...
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Society News

September 19, 2018

Upholding the public’s safety, health, and welfare is an everyday charge of civil engineers. So when a storm event strikes, it’s only natural that they are among those on the front lines to help...
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Society News

September 14, 2018

With Hurricane Florence making landfall on the U.S. East Coast this weekend, images of 2017’s autumn come to mind, when storms similarly wreaked havoc in Texas, Florida, Puerto Rico, and...
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Society News

September 13, 2018

Robert B. Rhode, ASCE’s oldest active member, has died at the age of 104 in his hometown of Duluth, MN. Rhode, P.E., L.S., F.ASCE, leaves a legacy of civil engineering accomplishments both in...
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