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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. Stephen M. Michetti

Award: Frank G. Law Award 


Mr. Stephen M. Michetti 


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

Stephen M. Michetti is an accomplished and respected leader in the field of Naval Engineering who has long recognized the value of active participation in professional organizations. In particular he has demonstrated his commitment to the future of naval engineering through his leadership of outreach efforts for the American Society of Naval Engineers. 

Mr. Michetti has over 25 years of dedicated government service as a Naval Engineer with Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division in Philadelphia. He is a leader in the field of machinery engineering having worked the full life cycle of engineering from concept through in-service engineering overseeing the resolution of many complex engineering challenges. He has written and presented multiple technical papers for ASNE. Mr. Michetti has been a member of ASNE since 1997. He has attended 18 national events and was a presenter at several of them and he has received a Certificate of Appreciation and a President's Award. 

 Under Mr. Michetti’s leadership, Delaware Valley Section gained exceptional recognition, as well as, a reputation for excellence, both at the National and Local level, for its leadership in membership, recruiting, outreach initiatives and advancing the ideals of the Society. Under his leadership Delaware Valley has more then doubled in membership. There are three key factors to this membership growth that are directly attributable to the efforts of Mr. Michetti – first is that Delaware Valley went from hosting a symposium every two years to having annual Symposia.  Second, he worked collaboratively with NSWC Carderock, local universities and the Philadelphia school system to build a robust Sea Perch program involving hundreds of students each year and becoming a model for nationwide implementation.  Third, he formed partnerships with industry, academia and other societies to increase participation in symposia and the Sea Perch program, thereby expanding recognition of naval engineering and growing membership in ASNE.


Mr. Michetti’s tireless dedication to the growth and development of the profession of naval engineering is most admirable and well deserving of recognition as the Frank G. Law Award recipient for 2009.