ASNE Day '93, the American Society of Naval Engineers' annual meeting and technical symposium, will be held at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. on May 6 to 7. This year's theme is "Performance versus Affordability—Challenge of the 90s." More than 3,000 attendees are expected to participate in the technical sessions, attend the social functions and visit the exhibits.
As an added feature, ASNE is planning to hold its first Job Fair in the Ambassador exhibit area, which will be open to the public. More than 130 exhibitors are expected to be on hand to display their products and services targeting the naval engineering community.
ASNE's president, Jerome J. Fee, has arranged a plenary session for Thursday morning at 8:30 a.m. that will address the challenges to the naval engineering profession brought on by budget decreases, mission changes, force restructuring and technological changes. Vice Admiral William A. Owens, USN, deputy chief of naval operations, will address "The Requirement." He will be followed by Vice Admiral Michael P. Kalleres, USN, commander, Military Sealift Command; Vice Admiral Kenneth C. Malley, USN, commander, Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA); Rear Admiral Peter A. Bunch, USCG, chief, office of engineering and development; and an industry representative who will address "The Response." Everyone interested in hearing of the impending changes in the profession should attend.
This year's 22-paper technical program, which begins at 10:15 a.m. Thursday morning following the plenary session, will address abroad spectrum of subjects of interest to the modern naval engineer.
Each session will be moderated by a leader in the field, and, in addition to invited discussions, there will be ample time for a question and answer period.
ASNE's purpose is to increase the dialogue between designers, operators and producers, so the naval engineering systems are affordable and effective.
The technical program will conclude Friday afternoon with three outstanding papers: Dr. Jack Levedahl will describe an innovative 21st Century Destroyer; Dr.
Dean Rains and Kenneth Mitchell will compare Nuclear and Nonnuclear Attack Submarine Powerplants; and Kenneth Brower and Captain Jim Kehoe will present a Comparative Analysis of Fast Attack Craft. This is a technical session that most attendees are expected to attend.
The traditional Thursday luncheon will be held in honor of ASNE Day authors and moderators, and will feature the presentation of the "Jimmie" Hamilton and Solberg Awards.
The "Jimmie" Hamilton Award, which is for the best technical paper published in the 1992 Naval Engineers Journals, will be presented to Dr. Bilal M. Ayyub and Kwan- Ling Lai of the University of Maryland for their paper, "Structural Reliability Assessment with Ambiguity and Vagueness Failure." The Solberg Award will be presented to Peter R. Bannister for his research and development accomplishments .
ASNE has invited Les Aspin, Secretary of Defense, to be its banquet speaker on May 7. The banquet, which is the closing function for ASNE Day, will feature presentations of the Gold Medal and Saunders Awards.
The Gold Medal will be presented to Dr. R. Norris Keeler and the Saunder Award to Larry J. Argiro. Other awards that will be presented at other ASNE Day functions include the Frank G. Law Award for continuing service to ASNE and the Claud A. Jones Award for service to the fleet.
Captain Richard P. Dunbar, USN (Ret.), will be receiving the Frank G. Law Award and Thomas G. Conners will be presented the Claud A. Jones Award for his work with the Military Sealift Command during Operations Desert Storm/ Desert Shield.
The Exhibit Hall will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days at no charge. Non-registered visitors will be required to obtain a name badge at the exhibitor's registration desk for entrance into the exhibit hall. For additional information contact: ASNE, 1452 Duke Street, Alexandria, Va., 22314-3458; or call (703) 836-6727.