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 12, 2016

She didn’t know it at the time, but Yung Koprowski’s engineering career started when her parents, Arlan and Koo Carroll, moved out to the country. “My father was an electrical engineer,”...
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February 12, 2016

It wasn’t Rajan Jha’s finest moment. “I hadn’t performed that great, I’m just being honest with you,” Jha remembers. Report card day at Delhi Public School in Korba, India. Jha’s...
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February 12, 2016

Ariful Hasnat, Aff.M.ASCE, used to travel with his family from their Noakhali home in Bangladesh to the capitol city of Dhaka. Hasnat was only 7, but even then he wondered why it would take as many...
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February 12, 2016

Education has been a journey for Ange Therese Akono – both figuratively and literally. Her studies started in her home country of Cameroon, took her to the leading engineering school in France,...
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Society News

February 12, 2016

The 2016 class of ASCE New Faces of Civil Engineering – Professional is ripe with diversity and difference. They hail from completely different regions of the Americas, different parts of the...
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Society News

February 12, 2016

The lesson came early in his career. Just six months into his first job, in fact. “I was involved in a case that involved the public, and we all knew what the right thing was to do, every last one...
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Society News

February 3, 2016

Bonaparte While he certainly could be excused to take some well-deserved R&R at this point in his career, Rudolph...
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Society News

January 29, 2016

Every career is driven by a dream. It’s just that in civil engineering, those dreams tend to be a bit larger than in most professions. ASCE's Dream Big Contest is celebrating those big dreams,...
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Society News

January 28, 2016

Frangopol It started with a paper. It spawned a movement. Dan Frangopol took pride in “Life-Cycle Cost Design of...
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Sustainable Engineering

January 22, 2016

It’s not difficult to notice that Bill Wallace, ENV SP, M.ASCE, is a man of passion. Listen to him talk for two minutes about the importance of building sustainably in the modern world and it’s...
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