ASNE DAY 1986 GUEST SPEAKERS

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  • SECRETARYS NOTES

    ASNE D A Y 1986 GUEST SPEAKERS KEYNOTE LUNCHEON BANQUET

    Joseph Metcalf 111 Robert C. McFarlane James A. Abrahamson VAdm., USN LGen., USAF

    The location is the same again, the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, and the agenda of events will follow the same format as in years past.

    ASNE DAY KEYNOTE ADDRESS ON THURSDAY

    There will be a keynote address on Thursday morning at O900, in the Regency Ballroom, to be given by VAdm. Joseph Metcalf 111, USN, the deputy chief of naval operations for surface warfare. The only other exception to past practice is that the Friday evening reception will be in the Blue Room, inasmuch as the Ambassador Room will be filled to the brim with exhibits. It also should be mentioned that the pre-luncheon reception on Thursday will be in the back of the Regency Room and in the Regency Gallery or Hall of Mirrors. This area worked out satisfactorily last year and will again be utilized. There will be more bars and bartenders than ever before so you should face little delay in getting refreshments.

    This year we will conduct technical sessions in two rooms, the Diplomat Room and the Palladian Room.

    ASNE president, Dr. Alfred Skolnick (I.) recently presented a certificate of honorary membership to John Gaughan, maritime administrator, U.S. Department of Transportation.

    The exhibits will be in the same areas as last year, that is, in the Main Exhibit Hall, in the Ambassador Room and in various corridors; in short, in practically every free area of the hotel except the lobby.

    Registration will begin on Wednesday afternoon for early birds and for the main group of registrants on Thursday morning, the 1st of May, starting at 0730.

    On-site registration will be available, as usual, but there will be a five dollar markup over the advanced registration fee. Tickets will be available for both the Luncheon on Thursday, the Cocktail Party on Frigay afternoon and the Banquet on Friday evening. These can be ordered in advance with registration, or purchased on site.

    ROBERT C. McFARLANE AND GENERAL ABRAHAMSON

    TO BE ASNE DAY SPEAKERS

    With great pride and excitement we can announce to you that our Luncheon and Banquet Speakers will be Robert C. McFarlane, former national security advisor to President Reagan, and Lieutenant General James A. Abrahamson, USAF, director of the Strategic Defense Initiative Organization, respectively.

    CAPTAIN GIL KRAINE COMMENDED AS TECHNICAL PAPERS COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN &

    DAN WEILER AS EXHIBITS CHAIRMAN

    The technical sessions have been prepared by the Technical Papers Committee under the chairmanship of Capt. Gilbert L. Kraine, USCG (Ret.). The exhibits pro- gram has again been prepared under the direction of Dan Weiler and his exhibits team. We continue to be grateful for the efforts of such high caliber and dedicated in- dividuals and their volunteer assistants.

    John J. McMullen Associates, Gibbs & Cox, Inc. and JJH, Inc. have assured Dan that we would have refresh- ments available at their booths - coffee, doughnuts, etc.

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    ASNE congratulates those who recently completed Basic Course 4-85B at the Engineering Duty Officer School, Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Present at graduation ceremonies were: (F.) Ernest Sutton (staff); LCdr. Rodney Nishimura, USN; Cdr. Robert Brown, USN; LCdr. Michael Maixner, USN; LCdr. Elizabeth Bres, USN; LCdr. Bernard Riggs, USN; Cdr. Peter Pierpont, USN; Cdr. Charles Bingway, USN; and Lt. Dwight Alexander, USN; (B.) LCdr. AI Joseph, USN (staff); LCdr. Martin Romeo, USN (staff); Cdr. Richard Havel, USN; Lt. Kurt Schulze, USN; LCdr. Gerald Harvey, USN; Lt(jg). Robert Mazzone, USN; LCdr. Christopher Fair, USN; LCdr. James Dietz, USN; Lt. Kennth Wikstrom, USN; LCdr. Otto Reimann, USN; Cdr. David Steere, USN; Cdr. Rick Goldmeyer, USN (staff); LCdr. Steven Daughety, USN; Lt. Max Schultz, USN; Cdr. Francis Williamson, USN; Lt. ChristoDher Cable, USN; Lt. Donald Hodun, USN; Lt. Daniel Wise. USN; and Capt. Art Clark, USN (staff).

    ALLEN G. FORD SELECTED AS 1987 PAPERS CHAIRMAN

    Preparations for ASNE Day 1987 begin over a year ahead of time, especially the technical sessions program. We are delighted to announce that Allen G. Ford of David Taylor Naval Ship Research and Development Center will be the 1987 technical papers chairman. Papers are now being solicited, with, of course, a wide range of topics acceptable.

    ASNE MEMBERS AMONG 1986 DCCEAS WINNERS

    In ceremonies held on 20 February 1986, Engineers and Architects Day in Washington, D.C., ASNE presi- dent, Dr. Alfred Skolnick, was presented the National Capital Award for 1985 in the senior engineer category. ASNE Council member, Dan Weiler was presented the Presidents Award for outstanding work by a senior ar- chitect. And the Young Architects Award was presented to Jeffrey Hough. (More details on these awards are given in this issues Member News.)

    Engineers and Architects Day with its theme of Com- puter-A Tool Not A Toy, was part of a week-long salute to the engineering community, National Engineers Week (16-22 February, 1986). ASNE is proud to par- ticipate in such proceedings and, the Society con- gratulates those above mentioned who have been honored for their work.

    CONTRIBUTIONS

    The Society is grateful for the contributions made to the ASNE Scholarship Fund and the General Fund by the following individuals:

    GENERAL FUND

    W. C. Beckwith, 111 Allan Kenzie Cameron, Jr.

    Dr. David W. Coder Cdr. Willard M. Iverson, USN June E. Keller Fred Seid Eugene P. Weinert

    SCHOLARSHIP FUND

    General

    W. C. Beckwith, 111 Roger A. Burkhart Allan Kenzie Cameron, Jr. Dr. David W. Coder Andrew J.C. Cort Osborne Lamoree-Duensing Lt. Douglas A. Houseman, USN June E. Keller William F. McCarthy Fred Seid Eugene P. Weinert LCdr. Jonathan H. Woodall, USNR-R

    CENTURY FUND

    Advanced Technology J.J. Henry Company, Inc. Northrop Services, Inc. Seaworthy Systems, David A. ONeil E.L. Peterson, Peterson Builders RAdm. Schuyler N. Pyne, USN (Ret.)

    NSPE PRESENTS NATIONAL OUTSTANDING ENGINEERING

    ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS

    The National Society of Professional Engineers (NSPE) announced in January the ten Outstanding Engineering Achievements of 1985 with winners ranging from Air Force radar to a major interstate tunnel. Awards for this 20th annual program were presented to

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    project representatives during the societys national con- vention in Fort Worth. These were:

    1) The superconducting dipole magnet is a bold step in magnet design engineered to outperform conventional electromagnets. It carries a higher current, producing much higher field strengths, and, once started, can run on nothing but the power required to maintain the neces- sary refrigeration for a near absolute zero (-460F) envi- ronment.

    2) The Air Forces CONUS over-the-horizon-back- scatter (OTH-B) radar system in Maine can detect low- flying aircraft at ranges up to 10 times greater than con- ventional surveillance radars can, extending the current 200-mile limit to see beyond the horizon, up to 1,800 miles. The radar reflects transmitted and received signals off the earths ionosphere. Receive antennas, each up to one mile long, collect the reflected signals, and com- puters determine the target location, heading and speed.

    3) The Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, running through west central Alabama and northeast Mississippi, is the largest civil works project ever undertaken by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, requiring more excava- tion than the Panama Canal. Overall, the job required more than 25 million man-hours of labor. Even so, it opened 20 months ahead of schedule. It is 234 miles long, nine feet deep and 300 feet wide.

    4) The new space shuttle launch complex at Vanden- berg Air Force Base in California is a scene from the 21st century. It will serve as a space port facility for future military shuttle launches and features mobile skyscrapers and towers engineered to withstand the intense temperatures and overpressures of the launch environ- ment as well as 80-mile-per-hour winds.

    5) The Bath County Hydroelectric Pumped-Storage Project in Virginia is the largest installation of its kind. At nominal head the plant generates 2,100 megawatts of electric power, serving 2.5 million customers.

    6) North Valmy Unit 2, in Nevadas Battle Mountain irea, is a 267-megawatt coal-fired plant which will pro- ride energy for customers in three states. Because of the

    LCdr. Michael Maixner, USN, was presented the VAdm. Bryan Award upon completion of Basic Class 4-85B at the Engineering Duty Officer School, Mare Island, Vallejo, California. Presentation was made by Capt. Art Clark, USN (I.) and RAdm. Richard Grich, USN.

    projects desert location, engineers developed water sources and reduced water requirements for the unit through a number of innovative designs, including the recycling of blow-down water from mechanical draft cooling towers, which normally would be evaporated as waste. This is the largest private construction project ever in northern Nevada history and was completed on time and under budget.

    7) The Fort McHenry Tunnel in Baltimore, Mary- land, is an eight-lane, 1.7-mile project, including 5,400 feet of tunnel and 3,600 feet of approach roadway. It is the first of its type ever built on both horizontal and ver- tical curves. Workers ballasted steel tube tunnel sections with concrete and lowered them into a man-made trench on the harbor bottom. Each 32,000-pound section was accurately lowered to within one or two inches of its planned location. Then divers coupled the tubes toget her.