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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. 

Mr. Howard O. Stevens, Jr.

Award: Solberg Award
Year: 1983
Mr. Howard O. Stevens, Jr.
For his significant contributions to naval engineering as set forth in the following:

In recognition of outstanding leadership and exceptional engineering achievements in the development and demonstration of advanced electric ship drive machinery systems.

Howard 0. Stevens, Jr. has mastered the challenging technologies of liquid metal brushes, direct liquid cooling, and cryogenic superconductive excitation. With perseverance and skill, he led efforts to integrate these technologies into very compact high performance DC electrical machines at 400 and 3,000 HP levels. Their drive potential has been demonstrated in land based experiments and in "at-sea" tests in the test craft JUPITER II. These successes have contributed significantly to renewed interest in electric propulsion and have fostered continuing development impetus. Under the Electric Propulsion Systems Program, full-scale machinery utilizing the most mature of these technologies, such as direct liquid cooling, will soon be contenders in ship drive applications, and the advanced brush and excitation upgrades to follow will further increase the potential to increased payload and reduced ship construction and operating costs.

Mr. Stevens' dedication and his technical and leadership abilities in this pioneering work not only have brought great credit to himself and to the U.S. Navy's engineering community, but have advanced this Nation's technological resources and therefore make him fully deserving of selection for the Solberg Award for 1983.