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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. Simon Glatz

Award: Frank G. Law Award
Year: 1987
Mr. Simon Glatz
For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following:

Mr. Simon Glatz has been a member of ASNE for over fifteen years and has served on the Ways and Means Committee for twelve of those years. Through his unflagging participation on the Ways and Means Committee, Mr. Glatz has provided the creative ideas plus business and personal philosophy which have greatly contributed to the growth and economic success of our Society.

Mr. Glatz participated in the conception of the original idea for the Presidents Club to provide a prestigious forum for informal mutual exchange between ASNE members who are chief executives in industry and military and government officials. As a member of the Scholarship Committee Planning Group, he encouraged the establishment of the ASNE Scholarship Fund. He set an example for all by sponsoring a full scholarship each year since 1983. He was also instrumental in the initial conceptual planning for acquisition of the ASNE Headquarters building. The idea was to provide long-term equity investment, rental income and a solid base for future Society growth.

Mr. Glatz has been intimately involved in the financial planning for the Centennial Celebration and personally arranged for the donation of the ASNE history video tape which will be presented at the Centennial. He has consistently promoted broadening the appeal of the Society to other technical professionals not currently members.

He has demonstrated a special talent for original revenue building ideas and his innovative approach to the fundamental needs of the Society has focused attention on the true problems. The results are all around us. Mr. Glatz brings to our Society a very human professionalism, melding the Society objectives, membership needs and desires with true financial management skill. ASNE is most fortunate to have such a willing contributor of his personal time, talents and resources. In view of this exemplary record, Mr. Simon Glatz is uniquely qualified to be the recipient of the 1987 Frank G. Law Award.