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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 

For Educators

FLEET is a web-based science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) competition that is free to U.S. students in grades nine through twelve. FLEET utilizes the youth friendly model of gamification to engage high school students in naval ship design and enables them to apply the real-life applications of STEM. Working individually, students compete via a web-based platform to complete several scenarios faced by naval engineers on a daily basis in the field. The entire competition occurs online. Exceptional student performers will be invited to a capstone event for an onsite competition to be held in May 24-25, 2017 at the Intelligent Ships Symposium XII in Philadelphia, PA.


The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) is seeking mini-grant applications for the 2016-2017 academic year. ASNE and Navatek LTD are partners in the Future Leaders in Experience-based Engineering and Technology (FLEET) program with support from the Office of Naval Research (ONR).

The purpose of the mini-grant is to support teachers who seek to enhance classroom learning for their students. Funds may be used to offset the costs for schools with limited access to technology, cover additional educator hours to staff after-school clubs, or other needs as identified by the school. To apply for the mini-grant, please complete the 2016-2017 mini-grant application and submit it electronically to clong@navalengineers.org. Teachers may apply for up to $1000 in funding each year. All mini-grant applications will be considered on a rolling basis through March 30, 2017 for this year’s competition.  Download an application package here.


These lesson plans are meant to act as supplementary resources for each mission. Definitions, schematics and possible activities are included throughout.

Mission 1: Search and Rescue

Video Resources

Looking for more tools to help explain the fundamentals of Naval Architecture?  Check out the video series taught by Laura Alford available on YouTube.