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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. 

Ms. Emily Heisler

 Rosenblatt Young Naval Engineer Award 
Ms. Emily Heisler
for remarkable, early professional achievement with demonstrated potential for continued distinction in the field of naval engineering as set forth in the following


In her young career as a Naval Engineer, Ms. Emily Heisler has gone above and beyond demonstrating time and again her engineering acumen and serving as a role model for other young naval engineers. Her many successes as a young professional can be attributed to her exceptional technical and leadership abilities in developing and implementing multi-disciplinary submarine concept design methods. What sets Ms. Heisler apart from her colleagues is her ability to quickly understand complex systems and her determination in exploring, adapting and implementing new technologies to improve both the physical product (submarine concepts) and the product development process (submarine design).

Ms. Heisler began her Navy career in 2013 as an NREIP college intern at the NSWC Carderock Division (NSWCCD) researching innovative hull design while attending the Stevens Institute of Technology. She continued this research throughout her senior year and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Engineering, with a concentration in Naval Engineering. After graduation, she promptly returned to NSWCCD as a Naval Acquisition Development Program (NADP) employee, progressed through the NADP rotational program, and upon completion returned to the Ship & Submarined Design Tools Branch. In parallel, Ms. Heisler pursued her Master of Engineering with a focus on both Ocean and Integrated Ship Systems Engineering at the Stevens Institute of Technology.

In her current position, Ms. Heisler works as the product lead for the Advanced Ship and Submarine Evaluation Tool (ASSET- Submarine). This early-stage submarine concept design and evaluation tool assists Naval Architects in designing innovative, robust and cost-efficient platforms. The ASSET-Submarine tool is now the Navy's primary early-stage design tool for submarine concept design space exploration studies. Her noteworthy contributions through software automation have significantly advanced the field of early-stage submarine concept design and have been acclaimed by many senior Navy leaders including the Navy’s Chief Naval Architect for Submarine Design and the Chief Engineer of the Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA).

Her technical achievements are extraordinary for any accomplished naval engineer but are particularly remarkable for a naval engineer at such an early stage of her career. As a direct result of Ms. Heisler’s efforts to improve the ASSET-Submarine software, the spreadsheet tools that had been used for many years to perform early-stage submarine concept design studies by-hand, will eventually be replaced with a far more capable toolset. For her achievements, including the ASSET-Submarine tool, her innovation, and outstanding technical leadership, ASNE is proud to award Ms. Heisler the 2019 Rosenblatt "Young Naval Engineer" Award.