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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 - May 2017

This member of the month is Ed Kules - see what Mr. Kules had to say to Membership and Graphic Design Manager Michelle Redmon. 

MichelleWhat got you into Naval Engineering? (What specific event or moment).  

Ed: I grew up in Massachusetts, but not near the ocean.  Visiting USS Constitution in Boston while in grade school got me interested in Naval History.  Visiting retired Battleship Massachusetts in Fall River while in grade school got me interested in Naval Engineering. 

Michelle: What is a fun fact most people don't know about you?

Ed: Although I graduated from US Naval Academy with a BS in Naval Architecture, I went to Flight School and was a Navy Pilot for 20 yrs.  I enjoyed exploring engineering spaces on the Carriers I deployed on.  I also understood better that most the differences between Mission-kill, Mobility-kill and Seaworthiness-kill when planning strikes against enemy ships. 

Michelle: What is one engineer/scientist/ or mathematician dead or alive would you like to meet? 

Ed: I would love to meet and talk with Wilbur and Orville Wright to learn what motivated them to design airplanes, and to keep going in spite of numerous challenges. 

Michelle: If you could engineer your perfect concession stand/food truck, what would it be? 

Ed: Truck with solar-panels, batteries, freezer and grill to serve hot-dogs, hamburgers and beers at Naval Academy football games with no generator or electric plug. 

Michelle: Why are you an ASNE member?

Ed: The US needs a Navy, the Navy needs Engineers, and Engineers need Each Other.  ASNE answers this call. 


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.