1423 Powhatan St., Suite 1
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
Fax (703) 836-7491
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 S. Walker

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Ms. Donna S. Walker


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

Ms. Walker joined the American Society of Naval Engineers in 1983 and has been an active participant in the Tidewater Section and Society activities since that time.  She is currently a member of the National Council.


Ms. Walker has held every elected position in the Tidewater Section.  As Chairman of the Tidewater Section she initiated and expanded innovative programs which greatly enhance the purposes, reputation, and visibility of ASNE; increased involvement of members in Society and community programs; concurrently raised money to fund Section activities and the National Scholarship Program.  She established the Professional Development Committee offering courses in Engineering Fundamentals Studies for experienced engineering technicians and practicing engineers in preparation for attaining Professional Engineer Registration.


Ms. Walker initiated a Mentor Program at a local school providing personal tutoring by Section members in mathematics and algebra to "at risk" students.  This community program introduces successful role models from the engineering profession to the students and provides resource assistance to the teaching staff.

She has established ASNE as a major presence in the Tidewater area through numerous joint ventures with Peninsula Engineers Council, SNAME, US Navy Supervisor of Shipbuilding, Navy Submarine League and NAVSEACOMBATSYSENGSTA.

As one of our most distinguished and dedicated members, Ms. Walker is most worthy to receive the Frank G. Law Award for 1995.