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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. 

July 2016 ASNE Member of the Month: John Ripple
Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division 

John is in his first year working as a full-time Engineer at Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD) code 422 and is taking graduate courses at Villanova University.  John is the newest member in ASNE Delaware Valley.  John signed up to attend DV's speed mentoring event and gained valuable insight to help shape his career path.  Following the event, he volunteered to help with the Advanced Machinery Technology Symposium (AMTS) planning committee and took responsibility for executing a professional development track at the event.  John became a member and actively involved in the section within a week.  Stay tuned for more updates on his progress as a Naval Engineer.


What got you into naval engineering? 
If I had to pick one event it would be my trip to the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute Museum as a child.  Watching video footage from the Alvin submersible I was fascinated by the Research Vessels. That's where my interest began. 

What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?  
I can lick my elbow.  People tell me it's impossible.  I used to think I was really special... now it's just awkward. 

Who are a few of your most admired engineers/scientists/mathematicians, dead or alive, would you like to meet? 
Jacques Cousteau. He was so innovative and made great contributions to ocean sciences.  I would love to pick his brain about future projects. 

If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be? 
It would be a hybrid truck. Cheeseburgers with an array of toppings and Ice cream. I don't know how well it would do but those are my favorite foods.


Nominate a Member of the Month

Have someone you'd like to nominate as Member of the Month?  Please direct nominations to Michelle Redmon, mredmon@navalengineers.org.