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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. 

Donna Russell

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Ms. Donna Russell


For outstanding contributions to the advancement of the Society through dedicated service as set forth in the following: 

Ms. Russell joined the American Society of Naval Engineers in 1985 and has been an active participant in the San Diego Section and Society activities since that time.


Ms. Russell has held the three highest elected positions in the San Diego Section and the Southwest Region.  She was Section Vice Chairman in 1988-1989, Section Chairman in 1989-1990 and Society Council Member representing Region V from 1993-1995.  Ms. Russell was Chairman of the San Diego Section's CALS Symposium in 1987, the Logistics Symposium in 1989 and the Fleet Maintenance Symposium in 1993.  In spite of no symposium experience prior to 1987, all three symposia were highly successful in every aspect, contributing to the reputation of ASNE as a highly professional engineering Society.  She has contributed extensively to the Society's outreach to the fleet, providing programs and activities designed to bring the provider and the user together.


Through her generous contribution of time, energy, talent and outstanding leadership, Ms. Russell has been responsible for marked improvement of the professionalism of the San Diego Section, for improvement of the operations of the Society and for increase in the professional stature of the Society.  She has given advice and counsel to other members in the Section, encouraging them to participate and accept positions of responsibility.  Her success has encouraged other Sections to expand the range of their activities thereby contributing to the professional growth of the Society.


Ms. Russell is most worthy to receive the Frank G. Law Award for 1994.