2009 Q3

Sep 4 2009

The AIME HQ 2009 Third Quarter report.

In August, AIME held its annual Board meeting in Alexandria, VA and hosted talks from sister Societies, trade associations, and the new administration. You can access agenda and material from the National Academies Changing the Conversation report, AAES, UEF, IEEE, Batelle, OSTP, NMA, SMA, and API by clicking here. The new Board (see www.aimehq.org/offtrust.cfm) was installed. Note that President-Elect, DeAnn Craig, will be the first woman President of AIME when she is installed at the August 2010 meeting in Colorado Springs, CO. We look forward to continuing emphasis on collaborative efforts in which membership can be actively involved to make a larger impact for the profession and our worldwide community. 2009 initiatives include participation on the:

* engineering Founder Societies' Carbon Management team, sponsoring two workshops later this year,

* Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources workshop deliverables, and

* the Emerging Leaders Alliance training.

Additional information about each of these can be found in the paragraphs below. If you have suggestions on how we can better support your Society, please contact me at isadler@millercentrifugal.com.

As we continue to push through challenging economic times, AIME, like many other organizations, is shifting its focus slightly to ensure that it can effectively support core functions. Along those lines, we recently granted our annual scholarships totaling $42,000. Recipients for the 2009-2010 school year include:

John S. Marshall Memorial Scholarships

(Undergraduate Mining Engineering) 
Henry DeWitt Smith Scholarships

(Graduate from any Member Society discipline) 
Megan Habbe Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Andrew Storey Virginia Tech.
Logan Hall West Virginia University Daniel Vidt Missouri University of Science & Technology
Joshua Morris Virginia Tech. Ehsan Saadatpoor University of Texas at Austin
Erich Dohm Virginia Tech. Kirk McDaniel Colorado School of Mines
Seth Mittle University of Kentucky    
Matthew Inge Virginia Tech.    
Brandon MacDougall University of Nevada-Reno    

Congratulations to all of these outstanding students! The AIME committees also recently selected the 2010 award recipients. I look forward to attending the SPE annual meeting in New Orleans next month and the TMS, SME, and AIST meetings next spring to present these prestigious honors to your Society's worthy recipients. Additional details about AIME awards program can be found at www.aimehq.org/awards/awardlist.cfm. Scholarship details are at www.aimehq.org/scholarships/scholarshipslist.cfm.

Finally, AIME leadership continues to represent the organization and its Member Societies at important profession- and industry-wide functions such as the United Engineering Foundation, engineering Founder Society Presidents and Executive Directors meeting, and AAES functions. For additional information about external happenings, please see list below. For a full calendar of events in which AIME will be involved over the next year, please see www.aimehq.org/calendar/event_calendar.cfm.

If you have questions or suggestions about this newsletter or any AIME activities, please contact Associate Executive Director, Michele Gottwald, at gottwald@aimehq.org or 303-948-4256.


Ian Sadler

2009-2010 AIME President

AIST Past President

President, Miller Centrifugal Casting Company

Cecil, PA

Carbon Management Team Initiatives

AIChE is heading up a cross-disciplinary group working on ways to jointly influence education and decision-making related to carbon emissions measurement, control, and reduction. The technical team of experts is a Gaps and Barriers workshop in Baltimore, MD October 21-22 and a GHG Measurement workshop in Scottsdale, AZ December 7-8. For more information, please visit the team's website at http://www.aiche.org/FSCarbonMgmt/.
Engineering Solutions for Sustainability: Materials and Resources (ESS:M&R),
An International Workshop
AIME hosted distinguished speakers and participants from industry, NGOs, and governmental agencies at a sustainability workshop July 22-24, 2009, at EPFL in Lausanne, Switzerland to discuss how engineering can best help address societal challenges in the area of energy, recycling, transportation, housing, food and water, and health. Proceedings from the event will be available at the end of September and a white paper will be available by year-end. Additional information can be obtained at http://www.spe.org/events/aime/
Emerging Leaders Alliance

TMS is leading a joint engineering Society effort for AIME to deliver world-class leadership training and an online community for emerging leaders in our professions. The project is supported by a grant from the United Engineering Foundation. The first event, held October 9-11, 2008 in Pittsburgh, PA, was a resounding success. This year includes development of on-line training to accompany the capstone course October 8-10, 2009 in Reston, VA for the 50 participants. For more information, please visit www.emergingleadersalliance.org.
External News

Deadline October 6 for Lemelson-MIT $100,000 Sustainability and $500,000 Inventor Awards

The $100,000 Lemelson-MIT Award for Sustainability celebrates individuals whose inventions and innovations enhance economic opportunity and community well-being in developing and/or developed countries, while protecting and restoring the natural environment. The award seeks to further foster inventive work focused on sustainable challenges, and promotes inventive role models who can inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Nominate a candidate.

The $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which could be or has been adopted for practical use. Individuals are awarded the prize mid-career, when both the recognition and the cash award can be of significant benefit to their future creativity and productivity; at the same time, recipients are presented as role models who can inspire young people to pursue creative lives and careers through invention. Nominate a candidate.

Deadline December 31 for AAES 2010 Awards

The 2009/2010 AAES Awards Committee invites you to nominate worthy individuals by December 31 for its National Engineering, Kenneth Andrew Roe, Norm Augustine Outstanding Achievement in Engineering Communications, John Fritz, Engineering Journalism, John Hodges Queneau, and AAES Chair Awards. For more information or to nominate, see: www.aaes.org/communications/awards.asp

United Nations Major Group Participation Guidelines for CSD-18 Released

The guidelines for participation of the Major Groups in Commission on Sustainable Development-18 are now available on the Internet at www.un.org/esa/dsd/dsd_aofw_mg/mg_csdguid.shtml. The CSD-18/19 cycle will focus on the thematic areas of transport, chemicals, waste management, mining, and the 10-Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns.

United Nations Seeking Public Comment on Marrakech Process for CSD-19

The purpose of the Marrakech Process is to elaborate a draft 10-year Framework of Programmes (10YFP) on sustainable consumption and production (SCP) which will then be negotiated by countries at the 19th session of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development in 2011. The 3rd Draft of the 10YFP is now available for public comment. Please see: http://esa.un.org/marrakechprocess/tenyearframework.shtml.

Design Squad Online Training Helps You Lead Hands-on Engineering Activities With Kids

Design Squad, and engineering show on PBS, has developed online training perfect for anyone who would like to learn how to incorporate engineering activities into their work with kids. Watch an experienced leader as she takes kids through activities and learn questions you can ask to guide your kids through the engineering design process. When you finish the training you'll find links to engineering resources for kids of all ages.

October 4-7, 2009 SPE Annual Meeting New Orleans, LA
October 8-10, 2009 Emerging Leaders Alliance Capstone Washington, D.C.
October 16, 2009 AAES Engineers Forum for Sustainability and International Activities Committee Meetings Washington, D.C.
October 21-22, 2009 Carbon Management Gaps and Barriers Workshop Baltimore, MD
Nov 13, 2009 AAES K-12 Forum NAE Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.
Dec 1, 2009 AAES Board Meeting NAE Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.
Dec 7-8, 2009 Carbon Management GHG Measurement Workshop Scottsdale, AZ
Feb 14-18, 2010 TMS Annual Meeting Seattle, WA
Feb 28-Mar 3, 2010 SME Annual Meeting Phoenix, AZ
April 19-20, 2010 NAE Convocation, AAES Awards & Board Meeting, & Engineering R&D Symposium Washington, D.C.
May 3-6, 2010 Offshore Technology Conference Houston, TX
May 3-6, 2010 AIST Annual Meeting St. Louis, MO
August 5-7, 2010 AIME Annual Board Meeting Colorado Springs, CO