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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. 

May 2016 ASNE Member of the Month: Patrick Violante

Naval Surface Warfare Center Philadelphia Division (NSWCPD), Advanced Machinery Systems Integration Branch

Patrick is the ASNE Delaware Valley membership chair and all-around great guy.  He was part of the team that championed an ASNE student chapter at Rowan University, and attends their meetings regularly.  He routinely brings guest speakers to Rowan to meet with the students.  The speakers give the students an overview of their engineering projects, as well as answer their questions about naval engineering and career development.  He contributes to numerous outreach events, and inspires countless students to learn about STEM subjects through one-on-one interactions.  He routinely volunteers to help with new programs within the section and strives to make a difference in the naval engineering community.  He recently led a team that sponsored Delaware Valley's first Speed Mentoring event.  This event promoted the benefits of mentorship, camaraderie, and helped eight mentees shape their career by meeting with senior engineers and management. 

What got you into naval engineering? (What specific event or moment?)
Grandfather was a Marine and my father was in the Air Force, so I always had an affinity towards the military.  My internship experience before I entered graduate school sparked my interest in a career doing research and development work for the Navy.  There wasn't a specific event or moment for me, though.


What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?
My love for animals probably outweighs my love for most people.


What engineer, scientist, or mathematician, dead or alive, would you like to meet?
I'd love nothing more than to have a chance to meet my dear friend, gifted mathematician, and former ASNE member, Dr. Kimberly Drake, again.


If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be?
Since a lot of my research is in this area, I'd love to see a 3D printing food truck, where you have no limits on what is available and the food is printed on-demand as it is ordered.


Thanks, Patrick for all of your hard work and dedication to ASNE!

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.