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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. 

Edward M. MacCutcheon

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1984
Mr. Edward M. MacCutcheon
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service in furtherance of its ideals.

Edward M. MacCutcheon joined the Society in 1955 and since that time has unselfishly contributed his time, energy and talent to the Society. He served as a member of Council for two terms, the most recent ending in 1984. He has served on the Bylaws Review Committee and from 1974 to 1985 was Chairman of the Professional Development Committee. Mr. MacCutcheon is largely responsible for the production of the Naval Engineers Journal Cumulative Index 1988-1979. He conceived, planned, promoted and directed the creation of that comprehensive work and saw the project through to publication.

His prodigious efforts as chairman of the professional development committee have led to a high level of organization of membership on the committee which represents the leading academic institutions in the naval engineering profession and includes members of considerable professional stature. Under his leadership, the committee has developed reports on the future needs for naval engineers and guidelines for becoming a professional engineer; it has underway a report on naval engineering careers and a reference list of superior textbooks for naval engineering.

The requirement of this award that the recipient “must have demonstrated leadership, selfless dedication, effective contribution, and personal commitment in support of Society interests, goals, and ideals over a number of years” is amply met by Mr. MacCutcheon’s contributions, and his volunteer efforts are deeply appreciated by the membership.

In recognition thereof, it is fitting that the Frank G. Law Award for 1984 should be presented to Edward M. MacCutcheon.