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 13, 2019

Jose Aguilar had an idea. A transportation engineer at Psomas in Tucson, AZ, he wanted to inspire the students in his hometown with a civil-engineering competition similar to the STEM activities...
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Society News

February 13, 2019

It’s been almost two years since Dream Big: Engineering Our World began amazing kids and adults alike on big screens at museums and theaters across the world. Since then, the film – presented...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 12, 2019

It being Valentine's Day week, it seemed like a good time to find out how civil engineering won your heart. In today's ASCE Plot Points, we hear Origin Stories of true love from five civil...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

February 5, 2019

Even if your job or role at work isn't explicitly to consider big-picture planning, it's still probably a good idea to stay aware of a larger context beyond just your desk. We're here to help you...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

January 29, 2019

Effective communication is more essential to civil engineering than ever. The great irony, one you've likely recognized, is that as technology and social media make communicating with other...
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Society News

January 28, 2019

The official nominees for 2020 ASCE president-elect, as selected by the Society’s Board of Direction Nominating Committee, are Jean-Louis Briaud, Ph.D., P.E., D.GE, Dist.M.ASCE, and Dennis D....
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Society News

January 23, 2019

The Fourth National Climate Assessment sounded alarm bells about climate change’s effects, both current and future, upon its release last November by the U.S. Global Change Research...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

January 22, 2019

When you were a little kid, everybody asked you, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" And your answer truly could be whatever you wanted it to be. Baseball player? Sure. Firefighter? Yep....
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

January 15, 2019

At its core, civil engineering is a service-driven profession. So it shouldn't be surprising that so many young civil engineers enter the profession motivated to help their communities, near and...
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ASCE Plot Points Podcast

January 8, 2019

It's the perfect New Year's resolution. It improves your physical fitness. Saves you money. Helps the environment. What activity could do all of these things? Riding your bike more often, of...
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