Over 1,500 Attend ASNE Annual Meeting
"Military/Civil Maritime Partnership- Naval Engineering's Pathway to Future Progress" was the theme of this year's annual national meeting of The American Society of Naval Engineers. The meeting, ASNE Day 1977, was held at the Shoreham-Americana Hotel in Washington, D.C. This was the 60th annual meeting of ASNE, and was attended by over 1,500 people interested in the field of naval engineering and its allied engineering disciplines.
The two-day meeting began after registration on Thursday morning with the presentation of three papers dealing with military/ civil maritime cooperation.
The annual luncheon followed with an address by E.M. Hood, president and chairman, board of directors, Shipbuilders Council of America. At the luncheon, ASNE president John Nachtsheim presented the charter to the new local section representing the Puget Sound Area in the State of Washington.
Following the luncheon, there were two more technical sessions of three papers each, followed by a cocktail party. This party was held in the exhibits area so that the socializing could be combined with an interesting and informative tour around the many and diversified commercial and Government displays.
Friday morning started off with an early breakfast attended by Society officers, national committee chairmen, and chapter representatives.
The third session of six papers filled the remainder of the morning. The final six papers were presented in the afternoon to complete the technical sessions of ASNE Day 1977.
The culmination of the annual meeting was the banquet held on Friday evening. The Honorable Robert J. Blackwell, Assistant Secretary of Commerce (Maritime Affairs), was the featured speaker. Awards for outstanding accomplishment in the naval engineering field were also made at the banquet. The ASNE Gold Medal Award was given to Rear Adm. Wayne E. Meyer, USN "For his brilliant leadership as a naval engineer in the development, prototype production, and successful testing at sea of the AEGIS combat system." The ASNE Solberg Award was presented to Herbert V. Hitney, "In recognition of his outstanding leadership and personal contributions in the field of anamalous radio propagation and his advancement of naval engineering through ingenious research and development." The Jimmie Hamilton Award for the best original paper published in the "Naval Engineers Journal" during 1976 was presented to coauthors Jack W. Abbott and Charles M. Atchitson; the title of their paper was "Pneumatics— An Analysis for Auxiliary Power Use." At the banquet, charters were presented for new student chapters at the University of Texas at Austin, Texas, and at the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point, N.Y.
Next year's annual meeting will be held on May 4-5, 1978, at the Shoreham-Americana Hotel, Washington, D.C.
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