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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Middle School FLEET

This curriculum plans for 10 sessions lasting between 45-90 minutes. You should adapt these materials as they make sense for your classroom. If you would like to extend the length of the unit, consider the additional resources lasted at the end of each lesson plan or allow student teams more time to design their perfect FLEET mission.

We use an even mix of four elements: hands-on science, dynamic instructional videos, engineering discussion topics, and physics simulations using FLEET. This infographic shows that the curriculum starts with an emphasis on scientific discovery and discussions. Then, students begin to apply these lessons in the FLEET physics simulator.

Click on the Print icon for a PDF version of the HS curriculum.

Downloadable MS Lessons  

You can find each 45-90 minute lesson below. We also describe the materials and prep required.

Lesson                                                                            Description                              
 

What's our process?

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  Optional Prep:
Engineering Process reading 

Materials:
  • 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.

 

How can we work on a boat?

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Needed prep:

  • A "boat" for each group of students
  • Preferably a sink, or some container with water
  • Copies or projection of this handout  

 

Materials:

  • Ability to play YouTube videos to class
  • Computers with FLEET installed
  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.

 

Reverse Engineering Ships

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Needed prep:

  • A "boat" for each group of students
  • Sink or a large container with water

Optional Materials:

 

 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.

 

 

Sink that boat!

 

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Needed prep:

  • A "boat" for each group of students
  • Sink or a large container with water

Optional Materials:

  • (optional) Ability to play YouTube videos to class
   A fun, imaginative day! How many different ways can you sink a boat?
 

 

Steady!! Steady!!

 

PDF        Word

   

Materials:

  • Computers set up with FLEET
  • (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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Materials:

  • Computers set up with FLEET

 

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

FLEET All-Star Break  

 

PDF        Word

 

 

  Materials: 
  • 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  

 

PDF         Word

 

   

Materials:

  • 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.

 

 

A Speedy Design  

 

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Materials:

  • 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  

 

PDF        Word

 

   

Optional Prep:

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

Materials:

  • Computers set up with FLEET

 

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

 

FLEET Forum

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.