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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. Theodore Farabee

Award: Gold Medal Award
Year: 2015
Dr. Theodore Farabee
For his significant contribution to naval engineering as set forth in the following:


Dr. Farabee leads the technical and scientific efforts regarding acoustic stealth for the OHIO Replacement (OR) submarine design. Dr. Farabee has been active in identifying knowledge gaps that stand in the way of meeting OR requirements. He has led the way in developing a comprehensive full-scale and model-scale test program to fill these knowledge gaps and develop tools and mitigation technologies to achieve mission success. Additionally, Dr. Farabee has been instrumental in applying the knowledge and lessons learned from previous submarine classes to the OR technology development and design processes ensuring a cost-effective approach to achieving stealth. The overall success of these efforts is principally due to Dr. Farabee’s technical expertise and personal involvement in the planning of the tests and subsequent data analyses.

Dr. Farabee is an extremely active member of the Carderock team in planning and executing full-scale and model-scale testing. His involvement at the design, fabrication, and installation levels of physical scale models ensures that the fidelity of the large models fully capture the physics of the relevant features. He is actively involved in the acquisition, processing, and analysis of acoustic data to ensure that the data is accurate and relevant.

By working alongside younger, less experienced scientists and engineers, Dr. Farabee is ensuring that our acoustic stealth workforce is being developed to address the Future Fleet needs. Dr. Farabee is a highly respected mentor for engineers and scientists at the Carderock Division, both new and experienced. He devotes much of his time to sharing his knowledge and experience with others.

For these significant achievements, Dr. Theodore Farabee is truly deserving of the American Society of Naval Engineers’ Gold Medal Award for 2015.