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ASNE Award Winners Honored at TSS (formerly ASNE Day) 2017

If you missed it, don't worry the TSS 2017 Photo Gallery is now available! Browse the photo highlights by clicking here. The following awardees were honored at TSS 2017:

  • 2016 Rosenblatt "Young Naval Engineer" Award was presented to LCDR Lauren Dufrene, USCG by RADM Bruce Baffer, USCG

  • 2016 Solberg Award (Research) was presented to Dr. Bilal Ayyub by CAPT Mark Vandroff, USN and RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.)

  • 2016 Harold E. Saunders Award (Lifetime Achievement) was presented to RADM Millard Firebaugh, USN (Ret.) by RADM Anthony W. Lengerich, USN (Ret.)

  • 2016 Gold Medal Award (Engineering) was presented to RDML James P. Downey, USN by Ms. Allison Stiller

  • 2016 Claud A. Jones Award (Fleet Engineering) was presented to LCDR Dennis L. Richardson, USN by CAPT Eric J. Anderson, USN

More 2016 Awardees will be recognized at events throughout the year. Check back for a list of when and where! 

2017 Call for Nominations 

The 2017 Call for Nominations is now open! 

Review the 2017 ASNE Award Nomination Guidelines then submit your nomination following this template.

Submission deadline: November 1, 2017

ASNE Annual Awards

Each year the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) celebrates excellence in our profession by recognizing individuals who have demonstrated exceptional achievement in one or more facets of naval engineering. The prestigious ASNE Annual Awards Program honors professionals engaged in any of the many aspects of naval engineering, including government employees, members of the uniformed services, and those employed in the defense industry, in academia, or elsewhere in the private sector.

Society Awards

The ASNE Gold Medal Award is presented for a singular achievement in naval engineering. It has been presented annually since 1958 and is given to an individual who has made a significant naval engineering contribution in a particular area during the past five years.  Click here for the list of past recipients.
The Solberg Award, presented annually since 1967, is awarded to an individual who has made a significant contribution to naval engineering through personal research during the past three years.  Click here for the list of past recipients. 
Presented annually since 1977, the Harold E. Saunders Award honors an individual whose reputation in naval engineering spans a long career of notable achievement and influence. Click here for the list of past recipients.
Originally presented in 1980, the Frank G. Law Award is given to an individual whose longtime dedication and service to the Society is deemed worthy of special recognition. Evidence of personal involvement in the management, administration, and financial affairs of the Society measured by achievement while serving as a member, officer, or committee chairperson shall be presented. The recipient must have made significant and long-term contributions to the Society, which resulted in one or more of the following:
  1. Improvement in the Society’s operations; or
  2. Enhancement of the Society’s objectives; or
  3. Advancement of the Society’s professional stature.
Click here for the list of past recipients.
Presented annually since 1987, the Claud A. Jones Award is given to a fleet or field engineer who has made significant contributions to improving operational engineering or material readiness of our maritime forces during the past three years. Click here for the list of past recipients.
The Frank C. Jones Award, named for RADM Frank C. Jones, a past President of ASNE, is presented for major achievements in Maintenance and Alteration. The award recognizes Naval Engineering professionals who, over a period of the last ten years, culminating in the most recent previous year, have substantially and significantly contributed to their agency’s intermediate and/or depot-level ship maintenance and/or alteration programs that involve the complex work of managing, planning, preparation and/or execution of extensive repairs, overhauls, upgrades and/or modernizations. Click here for the list of past recipients.
Established by the ASNE Council, the Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award is presented to a to a single award winner person who will not have reached the age of 35 years by December 31 of the year of nomination, who has demonstrated remarkable, early professional achievement in one or more areas of naval engineering as evidenced by one of the following:
  1. Superior innovation and insight, published paper(s), invention, design, creativity, patent simulation, process improvement, or similar accomplishments; or
  2. Outstanding technical leadership and obvious potential for continued distinction in naval engineering based on assigned responsibilities and recognized preeminent performance typically uncharacteristic of someone of his/her age.
Click here for the list of past recipients.
All papers published in the Naval Engineers Journal during the calendar year are eligible for the "Jimmie" Hamilton Award. Nominations commenting on the originality, professional significance or the lasting value of a particular paper are appreciated and will be considered. Click here for the list of past recipients.
This award is named in honor of Clifford G. Geiger, a renowned expert and legendary leader in the field of naval logistics. It recognizes naval logistics professionals who, over a period of years have exemplified the ideals portrayed by Mr. Geiger through exceptional leadership and influence within the naval logistics community, determined efforts to strengthen the synergy between engineering and logistics, and dedication to enhancing the capability and stature of the naval logistics profession through increased emphasis on education and professional development for naval logisticians. Click here for the list of past recipients.

Student Awards

Additionally, student awards are given by ASNE at the following academies and universities for outstanding performance in a particular area.

Awarded annually to the Midshipman who is adjudged best in those courses which are most basic to Naval Engineering. The winner receives an engraved dress sword, an award certificate, and three years membership in ASNE.  Click here for the list of past recipients.
Awarded annually to the Midshipman who is adjudged best in those courses which are most basic to Naval Engineering. The winner receives a brass ship's clock, an award certificate, and three years membership in ASNE. Click here for the list of past recipients.
A Marine Engineering MIDN, who has the highest cumulative average in the engineering science courses: Statics, Dynamics, Fluid Mechanics, Strength of Materials, and Thermodynamics. In addition, the recipient shall be eligible for and accept a Naval Reserve Commission. The winner receives a $350 cash award and certificate, and three years membership in ASNE. Click here for the list of past recipients.
The Brand Award, named for RADM Charles E. Brand, the 45th President of ASNE, is presented to the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Naval Construction & Engineering Course (2N) student who attains the highest academic standing. Along with the ASNE award certificate, the winner receives a complimentary five-year membership in ASNE. Click here for the list of past recipients.
Awarded to the graduate achieving the highest standing in the engineering portion of the Senior Officer School Material Readiness Course. The winner is eligible for a free one-year membership in ASNE. Click here for the list of past recipients.