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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 19, 2019

Abraham Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs has been a staple of teacher training for decades, providing a guideline for working with young students. But what if you took the theory and applied it to what a...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 13, 2019

Her story begins in Nicaragua, but follow closely, because the plot moves all over the map from there. Madeley Arriola Guerrero, A.M.ASCE, an associate engineer for Chen Moore and Associates in...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 13, 2019

Salvador Bentolila has traveled the world, engineering and implementing water solutions. But it was a trip to Kenya last summer that really drove home the importance of his work. “I had read...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 13, 2019

So, what exactly do engineers do when they go to work each day? Andrea DuMont thought she knew. After all, she grew up in a family of engineers. She aced her math and science classes. President...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 13, 2019

It’s finals week at Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. Ashley Morales-Cartagena is working late again. Eight-hour days easily turn into 12-hour...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

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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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

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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