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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 2017

This member of the month is LT Erich Dix, USCG - ASNE Central Gulf Coast Section Treasurer and Webmaster.  See what LT Dix had to say to Membership and Graphic Design Manager Michelle Redmon.  

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

Erich: When I was a cadet at the US Coast Guard Academy, I spent one of my summers on CGC DECISIVE out of Pascagoula, MS. The ship was preparing for a 3 week training course and going through daily drills for fire, flooding, etc. I was blown away by how the Damage Control Assistant, a junior officer assigned to the engineering department, ran the entire damage control operation. I wanted to be in the action. At graduation in 2012 I requested a Naval Engineering billet in Florida and was assigned to CGC RESOLUTE in St Petersburg, FL as a Student Naval Engineer. Since then I've been hooked.

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

Erich: I run a half marathon every week for training.

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

Erich: Sir Issac Newton. His work has dominated my classes for the last 2 semesters of grad school.

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

Erich: A smoked meats and bakery truck called “Meats and Sweets”.

Michelle: Why are you a member of ASNE?  

Erich: To network with other Naval Engineers and expand my horizons in the field. I’ve met great people in the organization and life long mentors in our section. I really look forward to the monthly meetings.

Michelle: What does “Naval Engineering” mean to you?

Erich: To me, Naval Engineering is advancing mankind’s relationship with water. Many of society’s future problems such as transportation, defense, energy. and rising sea levels depend on Naval Engineering to help solve them.

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.