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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. Jennifer Kehl Waters

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer 


Dr. Jennifer Kehl Waters


For remarkable, early professional achievement with demonstrated potential for continued distinction in the field of naval engineering as set forth in the following CITATION:

Dr. Jennifer Kehl Waters is truly an exceptional young engineer who is remarkably accomplished in her field. With broad experience in both naval architecture and ocean engineering, she provides a rare yet key link between the academic and industrial engineering communities. She has attained national and international recognition for her work and provides an excellent role model for young individuals considering engineering as a field of study. She is an effective and articulate advocate who readily gives her time to a variety of education outreach activities in order to share her enthusiasm and experience with students from the very young through college and beyond.

Prior to joining the faculty at the United States Naval Academy (USNA), Dr. Waters obtained a variety of experience in positions throughout the marine field. In addition to serving as research assistant at both Stevens and Webb Institutes, she worked with engineering design firms in the US and Australia, and served in practical internships aboard a commercial oil tanker and as a shipfitter at Newport News Shipyard. She participates in several professional associations and is a devoted advocate for the marine-related engineering field. She also volunteers in her community, teaching basic science and good citizenship to Girl Scouts and elementary school children.

Dr. Waters excels as both an educator and a research engineer. A tenured professor at USNA, she teaches a broad range of engineering courses to include basic ocean and naval engineering; coastal engineering; ocean environmental engineering, a course which she single-handedly developed; and a capstone course in ocean engineering design. She is well regarded for her success with sponsored research and she has advised numerous Midshipmen on independent research and Trident Scholar projects. She is involved with recruiting, admissions and curriculum assessment; and as a faculty mentor, she has helped new faculty become more effective instructors in the field. The breadth and diversity of her accomplishments are truly exceptional for a young engineer and her dedication and commitment portend further distinction in the years to come. She is clearly most highly deserving of the Society’s 2005 Rosenblatt Young Engineers Award.