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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. 

Member of the Month - March 2018

Our March Member of the Month is Caleb Navin, recipient of the 2017 ASNE-USMMA Award. Membership Manager Michelle caught up with him recently - keep reading to learn more about this highly driven new member!

Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).
Caleb: I was introduced to Naval Engineering during my college experience at the United States Merchant Marine Academy where I graduated in 2017 with a degree in Marine Engineering Systems.

Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?
Caleb: I was born and raised on Unicorn Drive (the postal code is in Hartford, Wisconsin if you don't believe me).

Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet?
Caleb: I would like to meet Nikola Tesla because I am fascinated with electricity and AC power distribution.

Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
Caleb: I would design a burrito stand that has on-demand options for all meats, cheeses, and sauces. For example, a customer is given a tortilla and it is placed under a dispenser that is controlled by the customer. The customer can then select the options that he/she wants on the burrito and also the amount.

Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE?
Caleb: I am a member of ASNE because I was granted membership with an award I earned for graduating USMMA with the highest GPA in engineering science courses. I hope to remain a member of ASNE in the upcoming future so I can learn and share knowledge with fellow members and others involved in the field of Naval Engineering.

Michelle: What does "Naval Engineering" mean to you?
Caleb: Naval Engineering and Marine Engineering are my livelihood. Every time I sign onto a vessel I have the enormous amount of engineering behind the whole operation and design of the vessel to thank for being there.

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.