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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. 

Dr. E. Michael Golda

Award: Frank G. Law Award  


Dr. E. Michael Golda


For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

For the past twenty years, Dr. E. Michael Golda has actively promoted naval engineering through his involvement with the Society, his active duty and Reserve Naval Service, and his tireless support of naval innovation. Through his participation in both committee leadership and the Naval Engineers Journal, his contributions have had significant influence on the Society’s objectives of promoting innovation, community, and quality research.

Dr. Golda has a long history of serving the naval engineering community, and the American Society of Naval Engineers. His leadership positions on both national and section committees, and in the Annapolis Chapter and Flagship Section of the Society, have made the institution stronger and the programs he directed more successful. He has been instrumental in the development of the Electric Machines Technology Symposium and continues to guide the direction and growth of the symposium. 

Dr. Golda’s most lasting contribution has been his involvement in the Society’s Naval Engineers Journal. Not only has he contributed numerous articles, but has also served on the Journal Committee for 11 years and now serves as an Associate Editor. His consistent editorial support has helped the Journal maintain a high scholarly standard. Most recently Dr. Golda edited a special edition entitled “NAVSSES Marks a Century of Service to the Fleet” celebrating the naval engineering efforts of NAVSSES.