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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
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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. 

Kathleen E. Hinton

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Ms. Kathleen E. Hinton


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

Kathleen E. Hinton, as a distinguished, dedicated member of ASNE since 1987, has made outstanding, long-term contributions to both the National organization and the Tidewater Section through her sustained personal commitment to the goals and ideals of ASNE. She has improved the Section's operations and financial strength; enhanced the Section's objectives; and advanced the Society's professional stature through her leadership, selfless dedication and individual efforts.

Her steady upward progression to the Tidewater Section's highest office, her eager acceptance of the vice chairmanship for the 1999 Fleet Maintenance Symposium, and her demonstrated commitment as an elected member of the ASNE National Council clearly validate Ms. Hinton's exceptional performance in service to the Society. During the period from 1995 to the present, Ms. Hinton has demonstrated superb leadership skills, exceptional professional abilities, innovative thought, and unwavering implementation of creative, highly successful programs. Her tireless participation in the planning and execution of symposia and faithful recruiting of new members have greatly improved the financial affairs and strength of the entire organization.

As a distinguished and long-term dedicated member who has contributed substantially too many aspects of the Society's operations, Ms. Hinton is truly most deserving of ASNE's Frank G. Law Award for 2000.