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.

Posts by this contributor

Society News

October 13, 2015

The ASCE 2015 Convention began officially Monday with a disruption. The bestselling author of Disrupt, a book that outlines ways "disruptive thinking" can lead to innovation, shared some of those...
Read more >>

Society News

October 13, 2015

No tape measure? No problem. A group of ASCE volunteers relied on their engineering resourcefulness Sunday during the ASCE 2015 Convention's community service project at Central Queens Academy in...
Read more >>

Society News

October 12, 2015

Amid the flurry of people and flashing lights in Times Square, the new ASCE 2015 Convention got started in the heart of New York City this weekend. There were plenty of old friends reuniting,...
Read more >>

Society News

October 9, 2015

The ripples from the 9.0-magnitude earthquake and ensuing tsunami that leveled the Tohoku region of Japan on March 11, 2011, are still being felt in civil engineering, notably in the updating of...
Read more >>

Society News

October 9, 2015

A year ago, the Society's Industry Leaders Council launched its "Grand Challenge" program for infrastructure. It's now issuing a related grand challenge to engineering in the form of its ASCE...
Read more >>

Society News

October 2, 2015

Poplar Island was not much of an island at all in the early 1990s. Justin Callahan of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers visited the site in 1993 and described it as more like “tiny, little...
Read more >>

Society News

September 30, 2015

Don McMillan boasts a resume that stands out even among the talented, experienced group of speakers and presenters at the ASCE 2015 Convention. He has a master’s degree from Stanford in...
Read more >>

Society News

September 24, 2015

’Tis the season for torch passing. With many Sections and Branches set to install new officers this fall, those incoming leaders came to ASCE’s headquarters in Reston, VA, Sept. 20 and 21 for...
Read more >>

Society News

September 17, 2015

It’s not easy to face up to the frightening prospect of a major earthquake and tsunami striking your community. Two years ago, the state of Oregon adopted a resilience plan with a 50-year...
Read more >>

Society News

September 11, 2015

With so many professional development hours available to earn at the ASCE 2015 Convention, attending civil engineers may need to take up a different field of expertise – cloning. “You might...
Read more >>