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:
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.
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/
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.
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 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.