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Email: asnehq@navalengineers.org


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. 



Temporary FLEET Download Page (thanks for your patience). Gaming instructions are on YouTube, or in the User Guide. !!

Check out this student research presented at Fort Belvoir ES STEM Night!


Security Issues

FLEET is secure but new computers worry because we are a small company.
Here is more information for Macs and Windows on this issue.

Welcome to FLEET

FLEET is an engaging engineering game for students 8-18 years old. If you haven't played FLEET yet, click on the short video above to watch a 45-second overview. Schools taught physical science and the engineering design process with FLEET and now we hope to support your STEAM adventure at home. 

Quick Start advice:

  1. Download FLEET: The button in the upper left will allow you to get the video game. After you download it, you will create your very own FLEET account. (This account is different from your ASNE account.)
  2. Creating your FLEET Account: Traditionally, students entered their school as organization. Today you can join a local competition (e.g., "Carderock Middle", "Sea Cadet", "Philadelphia", etc.).
  3. QuickPlay! Budgets are terrible (but necessary); however, you can momentarily avoid them by choosing QuickPlay. Use the Mission Headquarters to complete the longer missions in the game.
  4. Drydock Interface:The + button in the upper left is for adding parts to your ship (creative design choice by us!). The ship button below that shows what is already on your ship. Hit the green play button to test out your ship.
    • If you want the User Guide, click here for all 44 pages of FLEET directions!
  5. Testing/Mission Interface:You can steer with the arrow keys, click on the rescue boat/helicopter to launch them, and get near or hover over seamen in need of rescue!

Download FLEET now for Windows or for Macs

Continue exploring STEM with these activities and readings.


Common Engineering Problems:

Problem: The boat is stuck in the drydock.

Solution: Ensure the boat meets mission requirements, then click the green play button.

Problem: The boat fails the Stability Test (weight is distributed incorrectly).

Solution: Usually the engine is not in the center of the boat. Also, look at the deck to see if objects are not symmetrically placed on the top of the boat.

Problem: The boat is at sea and students don ’t know what to do.

Solution: Hit “Esc” and “Restart Mission”. The directions will be in the upper left corner.

Problem: Student’s helicopter can’t rescue people.

Solution: The helicopter needs to be directly over the people, keep moving forward and the button will appear to drop the rescue equipment.

Problem: It's hard to resize the screen..

Solution: You could change this in Settings, but the easiest way is to hit CTRL+F for Windows (or Command F for Macs).

Problem: I just downloaded FLEET and I get an error message.

Solution: We are working to get Microsoft and Apple to approve our software, in the meantime you can still download FLEET. Here are specific directions for Macs and Windows.


Interested in becoming a naval engineer?

Here is a quick Office of Naval Research program overview and you may want to consider a Science and Engineering Apprenticeship next year. It's an engaging field that allows you to practice many engineering disciplines while working in some of the most stimulating environments across the globe! 

Need quick help?


Teaching with Video Games

FLEET in Elementary School Science

We work with upper elementary teachers to use FLEET as they introduce pushes and pulls (before we talk about forces!). These pushes can equal out as shown by FLEET looking vertically. The push from gravity and the push from the water balance out so the boat floats at the same level. We have classroom activities that support this understanding. FLEET also shows when forces are unbalanced. When the force of the engine exceeds the force from the water then the boat moves forward (or backwards!). Our materials have many hands-on activities that connect these forces in the virtual simulator with real-world experiences with these pushes and pulls. (Scroll down to see the list of activities.)

Check out an elementary activity today!

FLEET in Middle School Science

FLEET is perfect for showing the forces middle school curricula cover without emphasizing the numeric calculations used in high school. Students can study how gravity affects masses up to 2 million pounds. They can see gravity's effect on the object as a whole and on different sections of the ship. This force is balanced by the force of water, which is shown in each FLEET mission as well as in the simulator embedded into the curriculum. Students understand how mass is related to force and how these work together to make objects speed up (accelerate) and slow down (decelerate).

Explore the 10-lesson middle school curriculum today!

FLEET in High School Science

Most high school classrooms using FLEET employ it to demystify the physics equation, especially for students that do not have a strong math foundation. FLEET shows F = ma in stunning detail because these masses are not able to be replicated in classroom environments. Because FLEET is a video game, it can also re-engage students that are not engaged by traditional learning materials. The High School curriculum

Download the 10-lesson high school curriculum today!

Using Physics Simulators and the FLEET Video Game


We know kids are excited to "game" but using these virtual physics engines are more impactful than fun. Simulators give students the opportunity to control the physical environment and scientifically test for results with virtually no investment of time or money. Students can add or move weight, immediately see the effects as water lifts in the dry dock and then measure how it affects speed and turning ability. FLEET and the PhET simulators used in the curricula exemplify these materials.

For example, FLEET shows the relationship between force, mass and acceleration explicitly. Teachers know that force equals mass times acceleration. Students know that big characters move more slowly. FLEET lesson plans make the connection between force, mass and acceleration obvious while reinforcing the vocabulary that students need to use as scientists and engineers.

Here is a list of the key FLEET vocabulary by grade level.

Elementary School

push  pull  design  test  data 
 gravity cause  effect  cost  budget 
 structure part  whole  model prototype 
 kilogram knot  miles  dollars  meters 


Middle School

force gravitational force  drag  friction  force from water (normal force) 
motion  position  speed  velocity  acceleration 
 mass weight  collision  sum of forces  simulation 
 energy kinetic energy  potential energy  transfer of energy  systems 
kilograms Newtons  miles per hour  knots   


Current FLEET Hands-On Activities:

  • Strong Boat: Test your boat in a sink or pool. Can you hold up a brick? How about two?
  • FLEET Speed Test: Use the FLEET video game to discover what makes a million-pound ship move fast!
  • Stable Boat: Design a boat for unpredictable passengers!
  • Tall Boat: Scrape the sky with your best design!
  • FLEET Search & Rescue Mission: Test your naval engineering skills in this real-world simulation.


R U a gamer?

Excited about video games? We have step-by-step instructions on how to identify and submit 3D objects for FLEET'. And, we have a Blender tutorial if you want to learn how to make your own video game objects.?

The FLEET Hall of Fame is open!

Experienced engineers that set a FLEET high score join the prestigious FLEET Hall of Fame! You may be able to join this elite club if you study hard!


FLEET is well underway!

(Student ship from Robotstock in Oaks, PA on August 23.)


If you are interested in FLEET attending your event, please email us at fleet@navalengineers.org.

Frequently Asked Questions


Students pick up FLEET quickly because FLEET uses the same controls as most video games. However we still have two resources to help you learn the controls:

  • Our exhaustive User Guide covers every interface and every control.
  • ASNE's YouTube channel has videos covering every aspect of FLEET. This video is a great 3-minute overview.

Yes! Our $1,000 implementation grant program will open again in late 2018. Please download an application, discuss it with your leadership, and email us with any questions or to share ideas (fleet@navalengineers.org). For more information, please see this 2-minute explanation of the FLEET Grant program.


FLEET is an engineering video game at its core. We have developed curricula that teach the scientific forces and engineering process using collaborative, hands-on activities. And, FLEET is a growing community of users sharing experiences and competing for high scores.


FLEET can be downloaded from fleetengineering.org (click "Download FLEET") or may have been provided to you as an executable. Download requires an account with the American Society of Naval Engineers. Be sure to provide a valid email address and accurate school/organization info since this will be used to create your FLEET game profile automatically.

Please uninstall any previous version of FLEET before installing a new version.

System:This game application is designed to run on Mac AND Windows. The minimum system requirements for using the game software are:


Mac needs:

Windows needs:

  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
  • Operating System: Mac OS X 10.8 Mountain Lion
  • System RAM: 4GB
  • Video RAM:    1GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768 pixels
  • Latest Version: January 7, 2019
  • Internet Connection: Cable or DSL
  • Operating System: Windows 7+
  • Processor: 2-GHz 32-bit or 64-bit 
  • System RAM: 4GB
  • Video RAM:    1GB
  • Screen Resolution: 1024×768 pixels
  • Graphics Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible card
  • Latest Version: January 7, 2018


Internet: FLEET requires internet access to check for updates to the game before launching, to log in to your account, and to save your designs and scores to the server. The game needs to be able to access the server though your internet connection. Please allow access to our server:

  • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

FLEET requires access to the FLEET server. Your boat is stored on the FLEET server, so this requirement allows students to access their boats from any computer. If you encounter this error, then chances are your IT department will need to allow access to the FLEET server. You can check if this is the error by opening a browser and pasting https://stats.uptimerobot.com/Zzk33hYV3. If the server is Up, then your IT department can whitelist this domain and server address:

  • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

Most likely this error is another issue with a local firewall. You can check if this is the error by opening a browser and pasting "https://fleet-engineering.org/parse", then hit enter. You should see "{"error":"unauthorized"}". If you see something else, then you will need to ask your IT help to whitelist the domain and server address:

  • https://fleet-engineering.org/parse

These steps quickly walk through the install process for more details use the User Guide. You can also download a printable version of this guide.

  1. Open FLEET, let it load, and then click the Launch button when it becomes active.
  2. You create your own account by clicking “Don't have an account? Sign up now!”.
  3. The FLEET account code is “fleetrocks2018” (User Guide Steps #12-#19)
  4. Enter your log-in, password, email and organization in the next screen. NOTE: You must enter a unique email address if you enter an incorrect email address you will not be able to retrieve your password and could be permanently locked out of your account.
  5. Log into FLEET using you newly-created account.
  6. If you ever lose your password, click “Resend username and verification email”.

Yes! We have a users' forum that has discussion boards for technical issues, gaming questions, and places to show off your engineering successes. The Forum is available on the left toolbar of each page. It is password protected for security reasons, so you will need to log into navalengineers.org first.

For additional technical support, please email navatekstem@gmail.com.

For questions about non-technical issues, please email fleet@navalengineers.org.

Confused on who to email? Email both accounts above, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.

How do I create multiple accounts for my students?

Use this form to list all the accounts you need, and then please email fleet@navalengineers.org. Every FLEET account is tied to an email address, so you will need a unique email address for each account. Most schools we work with have students work in teams, so they create accounts for FLEET like “fleet1@school.org” or “school1@gmail.com”.  If this requirement is impossible for you, please email us to discuss your situation.