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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. 

Did you know students receive FREE registration to most ASNE symposia?

Join us at ISS 2017 where ASNE and the Delaware Valley Section are proud to offer a robust student program! Special features of this year's student program include SeaPerch project demonstrations, a capstone to this year's FLEET programming, and more! View the student program and register now by clicking here. There are also opportunities for students to participate and engage at several upcoming events! Check out what symposia is happening near you and join us!   

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Supporting the Future of Naval Engineering

The American Society of Naval Engineers (ASNE) can help you figure out if a career in naval engineering is right for you and help you get started. ASNE offers student membership and has several student chapters. Membership dues for students and young professionals are deeply discounted. Let ASNE help you figure out if a career in naval engineering is right for you and help you get started. Become a member today!

As a student member you can take advantage of the following opportunities: 

  • Access to ASNE’s naval engineering career site

  • Free admission to most ASNE symposia for full-time undergraduate students

  • Scholarship program

  • Professional networking opportunities

  • Access to the ASNE technical library

  • Membership directory

  • Community outreach activities

  • Volunteer opportunities

  • Awards program

  • Opportunities to publish technical papers

  • Discounts on past symposium proceedings

  • Subscription to the Naval Engineers Journal

Learn more about student membership benefits here, and learn about our student sections at Villanova University, the United States Naval Academy, Virginia Tech, and Old Dominion University! Don't see your school up here? Start your own student chapter, learn how by downloading the information packet.