Our Events

  • Tuesday

    SNAME Chesapeake Dinner Meeting

    SNAME Section Meeting - Full

    Dec 12, 5:30 PM - 8:30 PM (ET)

    Dr. Jeff Solka
    Chief Scientist and Chief Technology Officer (acting)
    Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren Division 

    Speaker Bio
    Dr. Jeffrey L. Solka earned the B.S. degree in Mathematics and Chemistry from James Madison University, the M.S. in Mathematics from James Madison University, the M.S. in Physics from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, and his Ph.D. in Computational Sciences and Informatics (Computational Statistics) at George Mason University, working under the direction of Prof. Edward J. Wegman. Since 1984, Dr. Solka has been working in statistical pattern recognition and data mining for the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren, VA. He has published over 120 journal, conference, and technical papers, has won numerous awards including being elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association in August of 2007, was previously awarded  4 patents, and is current acting as the Chief Technology Officer of the Dahlgren Division of the Naval Surface Warfare Center.



    Tuesday 12 December, 2017


    5:30 PM: Registration and Social Hour

    6:30 PM: Dinner Served

    7:30 PM Technical Presentation and Q&A

    8:30 PM: Adjourn



    TenPenh Tysons

    7900 Westpark Drive

    McLean, VA 22102



    Plenty of parking in vicinity



    Tysons Corner Station

    Silver Line


    Asian fusion cuisine served family style.

    Please note dietary restrictions upon registration.



    $30 for Young Professional ASNE/SNAME Members          

    $35 for Regular ASNE/SNAME Members

    $45 for Non-members and Guests


    Event PoC: Jonathan Holbert (269) 876-4164; E-Mail:


    Cancellations: To prevent forfeiture of your payment, cancel on or before noon Tuesday December 5, 2017.

    Contact Information

    McLean, VA, United States

  • Tuesday

    Sixth Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium

    SNAME Section Meeting - Full

    Jun 12 - 13, (ET)

    The Sixth Chesapeake Powerboat Symposium will be held on June 12-13, 2018 at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland. As in the previous five very successful, The 6th CPBS will feature presentations on all aspects of Power Boat design and construction, particularly relating to: 

    - Hull Design and Analysis
    - Materials and Fabrication
    - Structural Mechanics
    - Failure Analysis and Repair
    - Modeling and Simulation 
    - Tank Testing 
    - Software, Electronics, and Systems 
    - Offshore Racing Developments 
    - Propulsion Systems
    - Regulatory Developments 
    - Human Factors in Control of High Performance Boats
    - Accelerations and Ride Quality
    - Environmental Conditions

    For questions please contact John Hoyt at

    Contact Information

    Annapolis, MD, United States

2016-2017 Program

THU, 2017 JUN 29
Topic:  Navy Ship Models Facility Tour
Presenter:  D Wegner (NSWCWB)

MON, 2017 MAY 08
Topic:  Future Ship, Offshore and Nautical Research:  Bridging the Gap Between Design and Operations
Presenter:  B. Buchner (MARIN) 

THU, 2017 APR 20 - YP Social

THU, 2017 APR 20
Topic:  Joint ASNE/SNAME Student Papers Night 
Presenter:  USNA, Virginia Tech

TUE, 2017 MAR 21
Topic:  Navy Force Architecture and 30 Year Shipbuilding Plan
Presenter:  F. Pearce (NAVSEA)

WED, 2017 FEB 22
Topic:  Design Considerations for a Reference MVDC Power System
Presenter:  Dr. N. Doerry (NAVSEA)

TUE, 2017 JAN 10
Topic:  Flexible Ships Panel Discussion
Presenters:  G. Sturtevant, CAPT M. Good (USN, Ret), T. Mierzwicki, T. Schubert, C. Wilson

WED, 2016 DEC 14
Topic:  US Navy Design Tool Development and Application
Presenter:  Dr. A. Gray (NSWCWB)

WED, 2016 NOV 16
Topic:  ACTUV Program
Presenter:  S. Littlefield (DARPA)

WED, 2016 OCT 12
Topic: Liquid Fluoride Thorium Reactor Technology: A Marine Propulsion Alternative
Presenter: J. Weingart (Millenium Group)

WED, 2016 SEP 21
Topic:  USNA LREC Visit to Expanded Panama Canal
Presenters:  USNA Midshipmen