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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. 


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Lieutenant Commander Dennis L. Richardson, USN was the 2016 recipient of the Claud A. Jones Award. This award is given to the engineer that most improved America's Fleet. The Graphic Design Manager at the American Society of Naval Engineers, Michelle Redmon, caught up with LCDR Richardson to ask him a few questions


Michelle: What got you into Naval Engineering? 

Dennis: I became fascinated at a very young age with the intricate design details and mechanics of machinery. Joining the US Navy as a conventional engineer provided me with the opportunity to explore and craft a tangible skill-set within the disciplines of mechanical and electrical engineering. 


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

Dennis: I am motivated and driven by new challenges; working through complex problems that challenge my critical-thinking skills.


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

Dennis: As a proud native of Detroit, Michigan and graduate of Henry Ford High School, I would love to have the distinct pleasure of meeting Henry Ford. He was a phenomenal mind; developer and manufacturer of the first automobile that many middle-class Americans during the 20th century could afford. Not only did his Model T automobile revolutionize transportation but it transformed the entire American auto industry. 


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

Dennis: That is a really good question; one that I never considered. I would engineer a fish truck. We would serve hot & ready fish sandwiches right at the mouth of the Hampton Road Bridge Tunnel (HRBT) to commuters stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic. Perfect market!





Adapted from: http://www.navalengineers.org/Membership/Member-of-the-Month/2017/February

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