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Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone (703) 836-6727
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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. Leigh S. McCue-Weil

Award: Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 


Dr. Leigh S. McCue-Weil


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

Leadership serves as a common thread throughout Dr. Leigh S. McCue-Weil’s research, service, and teaching. She sets an inspiring example among students and colleagues alike. Dr. McCue-Weil’s exceptional accomplishments far surpass those characteristic of someone at such an early stage in her career, and the quality and consistency of her work portend continued distinction in naval engineering for many years to come.

In six years as a Professor at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, her career has been distinguished by superb innovation and insight, as acknowledged by multiple teaching and service awards. She is internationally recognized as a top expert in non-linear ship dynamics, and she has been awarded over $2.5 million dollars in research funding for her work in ship motion, chaotic behavior, and capsizing. She has also recently undertaken research focused on the verification and validation of smoothed particle hydrodynamics.

Dr. McCue-Weil’s over arching commitment to teaching and student advising is evident in her dedication and creativity, as well as her enthusiastic embrace of new educational technologies. She is an outstanding mentor, taking an active role in connecting her students to the technical community through international visits and student participation at professional conferences. Active in her advocacy for women in naval engineering, Dr. McCue-Weil’s has taken a lead in promotion of diversity, recruitment, and retention. She is an inspiration and a constant catalyst for innovation, progress, quality, and cooperation.

Dr. Leigh McCue-Weil’s remarkable early professional achievements in research, teaching, and service to the scholarly community, along with her superb contributions to ASNE and other professional societies and to our naval engineering community, have clearly demonstrated that she is truly deserving of the ASNE 2012 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award.