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

March 8, 2018

Each month a cross-section of prominent ASCE members shares insights on important industry topics in the ASCE News Civil Engineering Roundtable. For ASCE News’ Women in Civil Engineering series,...
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Society News

March 8, 2018

In 1968, an ASCE Younger Member named Judy Hamilton sat down to write an article for Civil Engineering magazine with the provocative title of “Should Your Daughter Be A Civil Engineer?” An...
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Society News

February 22, 2018

Mark Perniconi puts it well: “Innovation is progress.” Perniconi, P.E., M.ASCE, the executive director for the Charles Pankow Foundation, is serving as the chief judge for ASCE’s 2018...
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Society News

February 22, 2018

ASCE has a new goal for 2018: placing a DVD copy of the acclaimed documentary Dream Big: Engineering Our World in every U.S. public school. Placing the film with a toolkit of educational...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Jaffer Almosawy is everywhere. Okay, maybe not literally everywhere. But he’s getting pretty close to ASCE ubiquity. He’s in the nation’s capital at the ASCE Legislative Fly-In....
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Money was tight for Fernando Ceballos growing up in Brownsville, Texas, a city on the Rio Grande River right at the southernmost tip of the state. At home, it was just him, his mom, and his...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Jessica Chen probably isn’t going to talk to you about how good the Los Angeles Rams defensive line was last season. Truth be told, she doesn’t much care. She can, however, carry on a far...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

For Sarah McEwen, it was almost too good to be true. She moves to Jackson, Mississippi, to start her career as a water resources engineer, and what does she find? A detailed replica of the...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

Neeraj Kumar Sharma’s passport is running out of pages. He’s got too many stamps. Sharma’s civil engineering career and his penchant for travelling has taken him to 25 different...
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Society News

February 21, 2018

For some people, an address represents merely where they live. For Ruwanka Purasinghe, it’s who he is. Purasinghe is Los Angeles to his core. “I was born and raised in L.A., so I...
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