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February 2014


Section Executive Committee:

Chairman - Garrett J Farman, CAPT

Vice Chairman - Vacant 

Treasurer - Norman Tindall

Secretary - Vacant 

Councilor - Dan Looney

Councilor - Jason Rhoads

Webmaster - Benjamin Blasen

Regional Councilor - Vacant


Message from Chairman:

Message from Chairman: 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.

I encourage both members and non-members to come out and join us at our dinner meeting events to show your support and meet the naval engineering community. We are always looking for new members and volunteers to participate on the ASNE team to help grow naval engineering and support our local communities. The Executive Committee is still looking for volunteers for the Secretary and section subcommittees such as Historian, Programs (planning for guest speakers) positions, Membership coordination, and general support. All members welcome and encouraged to join in the Executive Committee meetings by attending or through conference call-in.

Blue Green Sustainability Symposium 2014

Puget Sound ASNE Section will be hosting a national symposium on 1-2 Oct 2014 at the Bremerton waterfront Conference Center. We are holding bi-weekly planning meetings starting this Wednesday 29 Jan 2014 at 1630-1730. Please mark your calendar and join us at the Art Anderson Associates Marine Conference Room, Pacific Ave, Bremerton or call in at: (866)-479-6576; Participant Code: 86426646#.

Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Outreach Opportunity

The West Sound STEM Network will be hosting the 2nd-Annual West Sound STEM Showcase on April 26, 2014 at the Kitsap Mall in Silverdale, WA. The event will be from 10am - 3pm. Similarly to last year, the event is free for both organizations/people hosting hands-on STEM activities and for the public attending the event. Our goals this year are to have 100+ exhibitor booths, 15+ student led booths, and over 2,500 participants.

Last year Benjamin Blasen and Jake Hoernschemeyer organized and coordinated an ASNE Puget Sound Section booth at this event. The hands-on activity involved basic vessel stability and also presented stability calculations for high school students and adults. The event was an unqualified success and introduced students of all ages and the community to naval architecture and engineering. We are planning on hosting booth at this year’s event and are looking for volunteers to participate. For more information, please contact Garrett Farman at

 See the booth host flyer.


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