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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. 


Sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under grant N00014-17-1-3142 

FLEET for Middle School STEM Clubs

FLEET is a video game with many competition events throughout the year. This curriculum teaches the underlying engineering and scientific processes that will help students do better in FLEET. We use an even mix of four elements: hands-on science, dynamic instructional videos, engineering discussion topics, and pilot testing using FLEET as a virtual simulator.

Each lesson is 1-1.5 hours (we know it's easier to cut than add). There is standard alignment information within each lesson and there are additional alignment documents for a growing number of states below. Each lesson plan has a list of additional resources if you would like to extend these materials to a 15-20 week curriculum. 

NOTE: If you start by the first week of October, the "All-Star Break" is during Thanksgiving Week and the curriculum is completed before Winter Break.

Lesson                 Materials                                                   Description                                  

What's our process?

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  • Technology to play YouTube video

  • Materials for record keeping 

  This lesson uses a series of short videos to walk through an engineering design process. Your group will discuss and adopt a process to use throughout these lessons.


Part 1: Working on a ship

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Part 2: Parts of a boat 


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  • Ability to play YouTube videos to class
  • A "boat" for each group of students
  • Preferably a sink, or some container with water
  • Computers with FLEET installed
  • Copies or projection of this handout  
  You will first use your engineering design process to design a way to work on the bottom of a boat. Then, students will look at FLEET and become familiar with some of the boat parts.


Part 1: How does that work?

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Part 2: Sink that boat! 


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 Students will first reverse engineer modern hull designs, then experiment with sinking ships. This hands-on experience should help them understand the real-world forces and requirements affecting boats.



Steady!! Steady!!


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  • A "boat" for each group of students
  • Sink or a large container with water
  • (optional) Ability to play YouTube videos to class
   Students will experience with boats (and lids!) to design a stable vessel. This will introduce them to ballast, then the students will use the balance tanks in FLEET.

Search and Rescue 


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  • Computers set up with FLEET
  • (optional) Ability to play YouTube videos to class

 Introduce the Search and Rescue mission by having students design a solution without a computer, then introduce them to FLEET's mission requirements.


 Don't let it sink!  


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  • Computers set up with FLEET


  A day to thoughtfully apply design principles to designing a FLEET vessel for a specific purpose.

FLEET All-Star Break  


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  • Computers set up with FLEET 


A day to test out all the ships and helicopters in the game. A low-stress application of the engineering and science concepts from the first 6 weeks. 


The Force is Strong in your ship  


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  • Technology to play YouTube videos

  • Computers set up with FLEET


First discuss 3 videos from NBC about Newton's Three Laws, then see the application of these laws in FLEET. If there is time, there is material for Archimedes Principle too.



Speed and Design  


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  • Technology to play YouTube video

  • Computers set up with FLEET


A quick introduction to speed in water concepts, and then students employ all their knowledge and design skills in the Search & Rescue mission.

 FLEET Awards  


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  • Computers set up with FLEET

  • (optional) paper plates and art supplies to make awards


The final day! A final day for competitions and awards. The lesson provides many options or make your own!



Teachers and students should use the FLEET Forum to share ideas and celebrate successes. It's a free, safe place for FLEET users to connect. We will be using it to announce upcoming FLEET additions and events. Check it out!

Additional Alignment Information

These two-page documents describe the alignments to ELA and Science Standards for Virginia and Florida. Need alignments for another state? Contact us!

Contact us!

Need help or want to report an error? Email us at fleet@navalengineering.org.