Location

1452 Duke Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org

 

ASNE is the leading professional engineering society for engineers, scientists and allied professionals who conceive, design, develop, test, construct, outfit, operate and maintain complex naval and maritime ships, submarines and aircraft and their associated systems and subsystems.  ASNE also serves the educators who train the professionals, researchers who develop related technology, and students who are preparing for the profession.  Society activities provide support for the U.S. Navy; U.S. Coast Guard; U.S. Marine Corps; U.S. Merchant Marine and U.S. Army.

ASNE is the seventh oldest technical society in the United States.  It was founded in 1888 by a group of naval engineering pioneers, most of them officers of the U.S. Navy's Engineering Corps, who sought a unified approach to their profession in order to make the most of new advances in technology. The purposes of ASNE are:           

  • to advance the knowledge and practice of naval engineering in public and private applications and operations,
  • to enhance the professionalism and well-being of members, and
  • to promote naval engineering as a career field.

For 125 years, the Society’s objectives have been strengthened and preserved to meet the changing needs of a time-honored profession. Today ASNE conducts a variety of technical meetings and symposia, publishes the highly regarded Naval Engineers Journal and a number of other technical proceedings and publications, and fosters professional development and technical information exchange through technical committees, local section activities and cooperative efforts with government organizations and other professional societies.

The Society's annual meeting, ASNE Day, is typically held in February of each year in the Washington, DC, area. The meeting features major addresses by high level industry and government leaders and panel discussions by leading members of the profession.  It also includes presentation and discussion of technical papers on a variety of timely naval engineering topics, presentation of the Society's prestigious annual awards and a large exposition with government and industry exhibits covering the full spectrum of naval engineering technology. ASNE Day is highlighted by the Society’s annual Honors Gala, attended by hundreds of executives and senior managers from both government and industry.

Our website is designed to not only serve our members, but also to support scholars, students and others interested in the varied field of naval engineering.  We welcome your suggestions on ways we can improve your experience. 

Member of the Month - November 2017

The member of this month is Ahmed Majumder, one of the key volunteers for ASNE's Arctic Day.  See what Ahmed had to say to Membership and Graphic Design Manager Michelle Redmon.  

Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).

Ahmed: I started in Naval Engineering supporting Aircraft Carriers so I started with the largest and most complex ships in the World. Combined with the amount of responsibility was given to me at a very young age, I was hooked almost immediately with the amazing people in the community and the ability to help our sailors. The first true event was when I was part of the team developing the Advanced Damage Control System and watched the impact and potential it had for helping our sailors. I now also get to see it fielded on our new CG Cutters and the feedback and appreciation from the crews are what keeps me excited and involved in the Naval Engineering Community.

Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?

Ahmed: Well I have a couple for you, after a long life as a bachelor I am getting married, which is a shock to most people that I found someone that could forever capture my attention. Another fun fact, I am terrified of heights, but I went skydiving in Hawaii, and truly enjoyed it, especially seeing spectacular view of Pearl Harbor during its 70th Anniversary and meeting our great veterans after.

Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?

Ahmed: There are so many great engineers, scientists and mathematicians I studied throughout school, however, I would say being from near Detroit, Michigan that Henry Ford would be it. His work/experimentation with engines, along with his innovativeness to develop a process to deliver affordable vehicles and engines, in my mind propelled us to where we are today with the powerful/efficient diesel engines and electric motors that we employ in our fleets today and that engineers continue to make better.

Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?

Ahmed: Well the people who know me know that I am a big fan of Peruvian Chicken. I normally bring in about 50 orders for lunch from my favorite Peruvian Chicken house in Arlington. All of my coworkers have benefited over the years and have been converts to this delicious lunch. So my perfect stand/food truck would be Peruvian Chicken truck airlifted to my location with their fabulous dish for my coworkers and myself.

Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE?

Ahmed: In short it is all about being in an engineering society that is open and shares knowledge about our profession. Our profession gives us so much and in particular it gives us job satisfaction. Belonging to ASNE and leading some of the Symposium and outreach programs is my way of paying it forward to the next generation of Naval Engineers who will lead our sea services into the future.

Michelle: What does “Naval Engineering” mean to you?

Ahmed: Naval Engineering to me is the engineering excellence to help our sailor execute their missions. The backbone of the Fleets is our Naval Engineering competence and I am proud to serve alongside such motivated professionals. Maintaining, and growing this community and the young professionals to follow are the reason that our Fleets are the greatest in the world and doing such great work.

Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.