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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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The American Society of Naval Engineers' Graphic Design Manager, Michelle Redmon, interviewed Ahmed Majumder, a successful naval engineer. We numbered each question/response to help you answer the questions below.




What got you into Naval Engineering?


I started in Naval Engineering supporting Aircraft Carriers, so I started with the largest and most complex ships in the World. I was hooked almost immediately with the amazing people in the community and the ability to help our sailors.


I was part of the team developing the Advanced Damage Control System. I watched the impact and potential it had for helping our sailors. I now also get to see the feedback and appreciation from the crews. These experiences keep me excited and involved in the Naval Engineering Community.






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


Well I have a couple for you, after a long life as a bachelor I am getting married. This marriage is a shock to most people because I found someone that could capture my attention forever.

Another fun fact, I am terrified of heights, but I went skydiving in Hawaii. I truly enjoyed it, especially seeing spectacular view of Pearl Harbor during its 70th Anniversary. And, I enjoyed meeting our great veterans afterwards.






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


There are so many great engineers, scientists and mathematicians I studied throughout school. However, I would say being from near Detroit, Michigan that Henry Ford would be it.

His work/experimentation with engines, along with his innovativeness, delivered affordable vehicles and engines. In my mind, this innovation propelled us to where we are today. We now have powerful/efficient diesel engines and electric motors that we employ in our fleets today and that engineers continue to make better.





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


Well. the people who know me know that I am a big fan of Peruvian Chicken. I normally bring in about 50 orders for lunch from my favorite Peruvian Chicken house in Arlington. All of my coworkers have benefited over the years, and have been converts to this delicious lunch. So, my perfect stand/food truck would be Peruvian Chicken truck airlifted to my location with their fabulous dish for my coworkers and myself.






Why are you a member of ASNE?


In short it is all about being in an engineering society that is open and shares knowledge about our profession. Our profession gives us so much, and, in particular, it gives us job satisfaction. Belonging to ASNE and leading some of the Symposium and outreach programs is my way of paying it forward to the next generation of Naval Engineers who will lead our sea services into the future.






What does “Naval Engineering” mean to you?


Naval Engineering to me is the engineering excellence to help our sailor execute their missions. The backbone of the Fleets is our Naval Engineering competence. I am proud to serve alongside such motivated professionals. Maintaining, and growing this community and the young professionals to follow are the reason that our Fleets are the greatest in the world.


 NOTE: If you share Erich’s interest, you can search for “NFL Newton's laws” in a search engine or on YouTube.



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