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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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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. 

Mr. Robert J. Scott

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1985
Mr. Robert J. Scott
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Robert J. Scott has enthusiastically contributed his time, energy and talent to the American Society of Naval Engineers for over ten years. Every task that he has undertaken has received his total dedication, has been managed with exemplary thoroughness and efficiency and has resulted in a product of unquestioned quality. He has served, with distinction as a vice president and Council member of the Society, as well as an officer in the Metropolitan Section. His personal participation in Society activities at all levels is exemplified by the following major accomplishments.

Mr. Scott played a major role in the Society's acquisition of its New Headquarters building. He conducted an objective and comprehensive study of the merits of leasing vs. purchasing a building, presented his report to the Council, and spearheaded the location search, including the real estate, banking, and legal phases. He also developed a long range personnel staffing plan and an improved employee benefits plan for the ASNE staff consistent with the Society's projected requirements.

Having a strong interest in furthering the professional engineering registration of Society members, under the auspices of the Professional Development Committee, Mr. Scott conducted a comprehensive survey of the professional engineering licensing requirements of all states with large populations of ASNE members. He obtained the cooperation of State licensing boards and made arrangements for the offering of the naval architecture and marine engineering test to Society members. His study has been published in the Naval Engineers Journal and has provided the information and motivation for many Society members to obtain engineering registration.

In all of his participation in the affairs of the American Society of Naval Engineers, Mr. Scott has demonstrated professional excellence, integrity, leadership, selfless dedication, and personal commitment in support of Society interests, goals and ideals. In recognition thereof, it is most fitting that the Frank G. Law Award for 1985 be presented to Robert J. Scott.