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

June 15, 2018

Marcellus and Linda Pitts are not the kind of parents to force their children to be interested in something or tell them what profession to pursue for their careers. That doesn't mean Marcellus...
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Society News

June 7, 2018

The ASCE Dream Big DVD campaign is sweeping the nation, but the clock is ticking. ASCE members can give $5 to place a Dream Big educational toolkit in the school of their choice. The $5 price...
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Society News

June 5, 2018

Kancheepuram "Guna" N. Gunalan has been elected ASCE’s 2019 President-Elect by a majority of voting Society members, following a month-long election that closed June 1. “I’m humbled and...
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Society News

May 31, 2018

The Lafayette College steel bridge team turned heads at the 2018 nationals this year with their speed, their ingenuity, their teamwork, their… rain gutters? Easton, PA-based Lafayette took first...
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Society News

May 29, 2018

Dirk Ahlborn has his finger on the pulse of civil engineering’s future. As chief executive officer of Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Inc., Ahlborn is helping to shape the future of...
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Society News

May 17, 2018

The third annual edition makes it nearly a tradition. Each spring, the ASCE Innovation Contest spotlights creative, talented engineers and their brilliant new ideas. The 2018 crop of winners...
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Society News

May 17, 2018

The D-plus grade outlined in last year’s Infrastructure Report Card is no easy fix. Fortunately, Infrastructure Week 2018 shows that ASCE has plenty of partners eager to take on the...
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Society News

May 10, 2018

It’s a tight-knit group, this 3 a.m. texting club. Ariel Christenson is a proud member. These days – or more accurately, these nights – she finds herself awake in the hazy daze between...
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Society News

May 10, 2018

The hit rate is astounding. Students watch the film Dream Big: Engineering Our World and, in nearly every case, come away excited and motivated about STEM subjects. Take the kids down in Rio...
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Society News

May 8, 2018

The 2018 National Concrete Canoe Competition field is complete. Under a revised format this year, six university teams that did not qualify through their spring student conference competitions...
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