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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 - October 2016

October's Member of the Month, may seem familiar. We profiled him as an ASNE Scholarship recipient. To that end, the 2017/2018 academic year scholarship application is now available, and you can apply now! Help spread the word to the future naval engineers in your life! Share and send our scholarship announcement flyerMembership manager Michelle Redmon caught up with Nicholas Retinaud for a brief Q&A earlier this month:

Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? 

Nicholas: My interest Naval Engineering was a gradual development. As a teen in Michigan I was involved with the Sea Cadets, a program which included training cruises aboard an old Navy YP vessel. This experience influenced my decision to attend Webb and pursue studies in naval architecture. During my time at Webb, the incredible exhibits I have seen at NSWC Carderock and ASNE Day have strengthened my interest in this field. 

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

Nicholas: I went to circus camp for a few summers as a child. My skills may be a bit rusty today, but I learned how to juggle, spit fire, walk on a globe, trapeze, etc. 

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

Nicholas: I think that it would be fascinating to go back in time and meet William Webb. I would enjoy hearing firsthand about his innovative era, and I would like to inform him of the great impact that his legacy continues to have on the maritime industry today. 

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

Nicholas: The NYC food cart/truck market could certainly benefit from a bit of diversification. I envision a mobile distributor of made-to-order empanadas with a diverse array of fillings, savory and sweet. These would be a competitive offering for pedestrians because they are less messy than sandwiches while still being delicious and healthier than a hot dog or snack food.

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.