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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. 

Sara H. Skolnick

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mrs. Sara H. Skolnick


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

Mrs. Sara Skolnick has been an active and contributing member of ASNE's leadership for nearly twenty-five years. She has given the Society nearly a decade of exceptional volunteer service in a variety of key roles in addition to her years of dedicated service as a vital member of the ASNE staff. She has helped materially and substantially to advance the Society's principal objectives, to enhance the Society's professional stature and to improve Society operations.

One of Mrs. Skolnick's most significant volunteer accomplishments is her leadership of the ASNE History Committee and her extraordinary service as Managing Editor of the second edition of the Society's landmark publication, Naval Engineering and American Sea Power. She devoted many months of dedicated effort to managing all aspects of the publication including coordination with the Editor and nineteen contributing authors, interface with many reviewers, assembly and copyediting of content, and management of the publishing contract. Her efforts were instrumental in transforming a cold war era historical narrative into a current and relevant compendium with significant reference value. She has also contributed to strengthening the Society's scholarship program, assisted the Membership Committee in establishing a charter and developing and promulgating a membership strategy, and participated in several other key ASNE committees. She has long advocated effective cooperation with other organizations and when the Council initiated a focused look at potential strategic alliances she eagerly volunteered to join the ad hoc committee. Subsequently, she took a leading role in the joint strategic alliance committee with the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers and has contributed substantially to the committee's effective progress while also keeping the Council properly informed of the status.

Mrs. Skolnick's service to ASNE is characterized by exceptional dedication, incisive analysis, rigorous attention to detail and a relentless pursuit of innovative improvement. She has been a consistent voice for change and for broadening the Society's perspective on service to the naval engineering community. She has made a real and substantial difference in the quality and effectiveness of the Society's operations and she is truly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers Frank G. Law Award for 2004.