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. 


 

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ELA Resources

Please download the documents you need to use these materials in your class:

  • Reading:      PDF
  • Questions for Middle School:      PDF
  • Key for Middle School:      PDF

 

Text of Reading (Downloadables above)

This reading is about the American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) Engineer of the Month, Allison Derocco. The ASNE Graphic Design Manager, Michelle Redmon, interviews Ms. Derocco about her career as an engineer. 

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

Allison: I hadn't really explored naval engineering until I learned about NSWC-Philadelphia division (Note: Experts like Allison use the abbreviation “NSWC-Philadelphia” for the Naval Surface Warfare Center division in Philadelphia) at a career fair my senior year at Villanova. In fact, most of my electives at Villanova were geared toward Aerospace Engineering. I started getting involved in ASNE within weeks of starting my career at NSWC-PD. I began volunteering at events and this May I was the Symposium Chair of ASNE ISS XII. Being involved with these events has only grown my interest in Naval Engineering. 

 

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

Allison: This is a silly one but, my life-long dream is to be on "Wheel of Fortune". I've actually auditioned twice, and made it to the top 20 my last time! Still trying... 

 

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

Allison: Marie Curie. She helped pave the way for women in the Engineering and Science fields. She is part of the reason I became an engineer. I would like to meet her so I can thank her. 

 

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

Allison: First, I thought about designing a food truck that was completely autonomous, but I decided ordering food at the window and talking to the people is one of my favorite parts. My design would be a farm to table "no-waste" food truck. It would power itself using solar power and all the food waste would be composted to use back at the farm. We'd use all biodegradable components for plates/napkins/ etc. Also, it would serve gluten free items because I have celiac disease. :) 

 

Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE? 

Allison: I am a member of ASNE because there are numerous benefits to being part of a professional organization. The classes and events that are offered give me a chance to keep my skills up to date, or learn something new. Also, I believe networking is an invaluable resource and being an ASNE member you are never short of networking opportunities.

 

 

 

 

Adapted from: http://www.navalengineers.org/Membership/Member-of-the-Month/2017/June-2017

Created by ASNE through a grant by the Office of Naval Research. Licensed: CC BY-SA 4.0