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

April 25, 2019

The Transcontinental Railroad, one of the great infrastructure triumphs in U.S. history, turns 150 years old May 10. The ASCE History and Heritage Committee is celebrating with the Golden Spike...
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Society News

April 18, 2019

Libraries aren’t likely the first venues you think of when you consider civil engineering outreach. But maybe they should be. Project BUILD proves that civil engineers and libraries can forge...
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Society News

April 3, 2019

The Board of Direction continues to take a big-picture approach to leadership. Last year, that meant developing a new strategic plan for ASCE. At its quarterly meeting in Arlington, VA, March 10,...
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Society News

March 21, 2019

The Midwest has been battered by the aftermath of last week's “bomb cyclone” snowstorms. The resulting combination of fast-melting snow and additional rains has led to significant flooding across...
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Society News

March 14, 2019

And the winner is … The 150 North Riverside project in Chicago earned the 2019 Outstanding Civil Engineering Achievement Award, announced Thursday night at ASCE’s 20th annual Outstanding...
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Society News

March 14, 2019

Infrastructure when? Infrastructure now. ASCE members from all 50 states and Puerto Rico brought their message – and the #InfrastructureNow hashtag – to over 310 Members of Congress Wednesday...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

March 5, 2019

The only thing more stressful than making a plan is not making a plan. Especially when it comes to your career. On today's ASCE Plot Points, Kelly Doyle Keselica explains how mapping out your own...
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Society News

February 27, 2019

Dilip Khatri didn’t tell a soul. Not at first, anyway. It’s not that he wasn’t excited. It’s just that sometimes pursuing your dreams can be a little … “embarrassing,” Khatri says....
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 26, 2019

Every generation sees the world through a different lens. But has the smartphone revolution made the current generation gap more difficult to navigate than previous changes? On today's episode,...
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Society News

February 26, 2019

It would be foolish to think that one person, or even one profession, could alone solve the challenges of climate change and sustainability. Old thoughts die hard, though. “There’s a...
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