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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. 


The Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award came about as a result of a generous bequest from the estate of Lester Rosenblatt. Lester and his father Mandell Rosenblatt were partners in the legendary firm of M. Rosenblatt and Son Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, and they built a superb reputation for technical excellence and integrity while playing a key role in design and engineering for more than half of the ships built by the U.S. Navy for over 50 years.

The Rosenblatt Award itself features an image of three vessels. The center ship is an AOE; M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. were the primary naval architecture and marine engineering firm that supported NAVSEA designing the ship. The ship on the left, a Spruance class destroyer is significant to the Rosenblatt legacy as M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. were the “Principal Naval Architectural Consultants” to Ingalls Shipbuilding in the design of the ship. M. Rosenblatt & Son, Inc. did significant design support work for the Nimitz class aircraft carrier pictured right for NAVSEA, Norfolk Naval Shipyard, and others.

The Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award will be presented to a single award winner person who will not have reached the age of 35 years by December 31 of the year of nomination, who has demonstrated remarkable, early professional achievement in one or more areas of the field of naval engineering as defined by the Society.  The nominee shall have made a most noteworthy contribution to advancing the field by clearly demonstrating one or more of the following:

1.    Superior innovation and insight, as evidenced by senior acclaim, published paper(s), invention, design creativity, patent(s), simulation, process improvement, or similar accomplishments. 

2.    Outstanding technical leadership and obvious potential for continued distinction in naval engineering based on assigned responsibilities and recognized preeminent performance that is typically uncharacteristic of someone of his or her age.  

Moreover, the nominee shall exhibit character and integrity that reflects the Rosenblatt tradition of both ethics and excellence that has brought great credit to our community and the Society, and that will serve as a role model for other young engineers.



Ms. Makayla Holt, USN


Mr. Steven Howard, USN



Mr. Alexander Rinaldi

Ms. Allison Hollish


Ms. Emily Heisler


Dr. Alexander Westley Gray


Mr. Jesse Geisbert


LCDR Lauren Dufrene, USCG


Mr. Eric Mscisz


Dr. Theresa Shafer


Mr. Glen R. Grogan


Mr. Matthew J. Bulpitt


Dr. Leigh S. McCue-Weil


Mr. John C. Hootman


Mr. Jonathan Applequist


Ms. Monique Kadmiri


Mr. Christopher C. Bassler


Mr. Kai Skvarla


Mr. Adrian J. Mackenna


Ms. Jennifer S. Grimsley, P.E., N.A.


Mr. Jason A. Reynolds

2005 Dr. Jennifer Kehl Waters