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. 


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

Welcome to FLEET

FLEET is an engaging engineering game for students 8-18 years old. If you haven't played FLEET yet, click on the short video above to watch a 45-second overview. Interested in becoming a naval engineer? Here is a quick overview and you may want to consider a Science and Engineering Apprenticeship (application opens on August 22!). 

Time to get your $1,000!! FLEET grant forms are now available in PDF and Word. Submit them ASAP!

Grant questions? Email us: fleet@navalengineers.org.

Need STEM funding?

FLEET mini-grants help schools, libraries, and other educational organizations buy technology, materials, and teacher training time so they can use FLEET. We understand if you buy some FLEET computers and also use them for PhET simulations, then you are fully meeting the terms of this agreement. We have made the grant process extremely short, so you can focus on educating. If you are running into a roadblock, email us right away to let us know. We are here to help you!

If you are interested, please fill out a $1,000 Grant Application (PDF version) now and email it to us (mbriscoe@navalengineers.org). Staff will review your application for completeness and give you feedback so you can be confident when it goes to the Awards Committee for review. We are working hard so you can have your $1,000 before the start of the school year. 

We encourage you to download:


Current FLEET Opportunities:

  • Check out our challenges!!
  • Strong Boat: Test your boat in a sink or pool. Can you hold up a brick? How about two?
  • FLEET Speed Test: Use the FLEET video game to discover what makes a million-pound ship move fast!
  • Stable Boat: Design a boat for unpredictable passengers!
  • Tall Boat: Scrape the sky with your best design!
  • FLEET Search & Rescue Mission: Test your naval engineering skills in this real-world simulation.
  • R U a gamer? Set a FLEET high score and join the prestigious FLEET Hall of Fame.
  • Excited about video games? We have step-by-step instructions on how to identify and submit 3D objects for FLEET'. And, we have a Blender tutorial if you want to learn how to make your own video game objects.​
  • Already a FLEET Pro? Consider whether you want to join the FLEET Student Advisory Panel. This group will discuss ways to improve the FLEET program.

    FLEET is already underway!

    FLEET grants are flying out the door to help schools get started this year. And, we are already engaging FLEET communities.

    (Student ship from Robotstock in Oaks, PA on August 23.)

    If you are interested in FLEET attending your event, please email us at fleet@navalengineers.org.

    Events for Fall 2019

    • NOVA STEM Day 9/28 – Loudoun campus (10am-4pm)
    • Fairfax Fall Festival 10/12 – Fairfax City (10am-4pm)
    • Maryland STEM Festival 10/12 – (9am-12pm)
    • Dumfries Fall Festival 10/19 - Dumfries, VA
    • Association of Old Crows STEM Program 10/27-10/28 (9am-2pm) Washington, D.C.
    • NOVA STEM Day 12/7 Alexandria, VA

    Events from the 2018-2019 School Year

    Select 2017-18 Events


    Frequently Asked Questions


    Students pick up FLEET quickly because FLEET uses the same controls as most video games. However we still have two resources to help you learn the controls:

    • Our exhaustive User Guide covers every interface and every control.
    • ASNE's YouTube channel has videos covering every aspect of FLEET. This video is a great 3-minute overview.

    Yes! Our $1,000 implementation grant program will open again in late 2018. Please download an application, discuss it with your leadership, and email us with any questions or to share ideas (fleet@navalengineers.org). For more information, please see this 2-minute explanation of the FLEET Grant program.


    FLEET is an engineering video game at its core. We have developed curricula that teach the scientific forces and engineering process using collaborative, hands-on activities. And, FLEET is a growing community of users sharing experiences and competing for high scores.


    FLEET can be downloaded from fleetengineering.org (click "Download FLEET") or may have been provided to you as an executable. Download requires an account with the American Society of Naval Engineers. Be sure to provide a valid email address and accurate school/organization info since this will be used to create your FLEET game profile automatically.

    Please uninstall any previous version of FLEET before installing a new version.

    System:This game application is designed to run on Mac AND Windows. The minimum system requirements for using the game software are:


    Mac needs:

    Windows needs:

    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
    • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
    • System RAM: 4GB
    • Video RAM:    1GB
    • Screen Resolution: 1024×768 pixels
    • Latest Version: January 7, 2019
    • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
    • Operating System: Windows 7+
    • Processor: 2-GHz 32-bit or 64-bit 
    • System RAM: 4GB
    • Video RAM:    1GB
    • Screen Resolution: 1024×768 pixels
    • Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible card
    • Latest Version: January 7, 2018


    Internet: FLEET requires internet access to check for updates to the game before launching, to log in to your account, and to save your designs and scores to the server. The game needs to be able to access the server though your internet connection. Please allow access to our server:

    • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

    FLEET requires access to the FLEET server. Your boat is stored on the FLEET server, so this requirement allows students to access their boats from any computer. If you encounter this error, then chances are your IT department will need to allow access to the FLEET server. You can check if this is the error by opening a browser and pasting https://stats.uptimerobot.com/Zzk33hYV3. If the server is Up, then your IT department can whitelist this domain and server address:

    • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

    Most likely this error is another issue with a local firewall. You can check if this is the error by opening a browser and pasting "https://fleet-engineering.org/parse", then hit enter. You should see "{"error":"unauthorized"}". If you see something else, then you will need to ask your IT help to whitelist the domain and server address:

    • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

    These steps quickly walk through the install process for more details use the User Guide. You can also download a printable version of this guide.

    1. Open FLEET, let it load, and then click the Launch button when it becomes active.
    2. You create your own account by clicking “Don't have an account? Sign up now!”.
    3. The FLEET account code is “fleetrocks2018” (User Guide Steps #12-#19)
    4. Enter your log-in, password, email and organization in the next screen. NOTE: You must enter a unique email address if you enter an incorrect email address you will not be able to retrieve your password and could be permanently locked out of your account.
    5. Log into FLEET using you newly-created account.
    6. If you ever lose your password, click “Resend username and verification email”.

    Yes! We have a users' forum that has discussion boards for technical issues, gaming questions, and places to show off your engineering successes. The Forum is available on the left toolbar of each page. It is password protected for security reasons, so you will need to log into navalengineers.org first.

    For additional technical support, please email navatekstem@gmail.com.

    For questions about non-technical issues, please email fleet@navalengineers.org.

    Confused on who to email? Email both accounts above, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

    How do I create multiple accounts for my students?

    Use this form to list all the accounts you need, and then please email fleet@navalengineers.org. Every FLEET account is tied to an email address, so you will need a unique email address for each account. Most schools we work with have students work in teams, so they create accounts for FLEET like “fleet1@school.org” or “school1@gmail.com”.  If this requirement is impossible for you, please email us to discuss your situation.