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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 - September 2016

One of ASNE's longest standing members, Henry J. Nardone, and all our members past and present. 

In 128 years a lot can change. What began as a gathering of a handful of engineers meeting at the Bureau of Steam Engineering on September 30, 1888 is now a nationwide society of the best and brightest in naval engineering. While the content of the Naval Engineering Journal (NEJ) may change, or perhaps symposia focus may shift, one thing that is consistent in ASNE is its members. From leaders in the military to leaders in industry, ASNE’s members are the beating heart of the society. On this 128th anniversary, we celebrate our members, past and present for shaping not only the history of the society, but of the world. 

This month, Michelle Redmon, Membership and Graphic Design Manager, caught up with one of ASNE’s longest standing members, Henry J. Nardone, USN (Ret.). A dedicated member of 69 years, Nardone grew up in Westerly, RI. He attended or holds honorary degrees from University of Rhode Island, Yale University, Columbia University, and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Nardone also has over 12 years of exemplary service in the Navy. Nardone recalls his most notable time in the Navy serving on the USS Nautilus, the Navy’s first nuclear submarine. It was also the first ship to steam under the polar ice to the North Pole in August of 1958. 

Nardone emphasizes the benefits of membership throughout his life and career. From ASNE Day to the NEJ, Nardone attended symposia and was frequently published in the NEJ. Despite being a lifetime member, Nardone frequently donates to society, especially the ASNE Scholarship Fund. Nardone embodies the traits of most of our members. An engineer, a leader, a veteran, a scholar. ASNE is as great as its members. On behalf of the staff of the American Society of Naval Engineers, thank you. We look forward to another year of excellence.

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.