2010 Q2

Jun 4 2010

The AIME HQ 2010 Second Quarter report.

AIME's mission is to support the advancement of our member societies and represent the societies in the larger engineering and scientific communities.

One way we do the former is to recognize outstanding leaders in your organization and interface with committees and members to better understand your needs. I found it very rewarding to attend the SPE (October 2009), TMS (February 2010), SME (March 2010), and AIST (May 2010) annual meetings. Additionally, AIME member societies are represented at professional meetings and events by the AIME President or other trustees.

Recently, I attended the National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Convocation, Engineering Public Policy Symposium, and American Association of Engineering Societies (AAES) Board Meeting and Awards Dinner. The AIME Board was proud to partner with our sister society to donate $5,000 to the IEEE Haiti Engineering, Educational and Professional Development Rebuilding Fund, which their Foundation matched, then IEEE Global matched again, making it a $20,000 contribution in total.

AIME also leads the member societies in exciting opportunities for collaboration with the other engineering founder societies to impact the profession, industry, and the engineering community. Details on current initiatives are included below. Many of these are supported by grants from the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).

The AIME Board will meet in Colorado Springs, Colorado, in August where it will review its strategic initiatives of the past few years and ensure that AIME continues to serve you as effectively as possible. Internally, AIME has added support for information and communications by hiring Kathi Noland, who started work at the end of February. Her contact information is noland@aimehq.org, phone 303/948-4255. I welcome your questions about any of our efforts listed below and input on how we can better support your Member Society. Feel free to contact me at isadler@millercentrifugal.com or AIME's Interim Executive Director, L. Michele Lawrie-Munro, at lawriemunro@aimehq.org.


Ian Sadler

2009-2010 AIME President

AIST Past President

President and CEO, MCC International, a US Affiliate of Eisenwerk Sulzau-Werfen R. & E. Weinberger AG

Cecil, PA

June 15 Deadline to Submit for AIME Awards and Marshall Scholarship
AIME recognizes outstanding achievement in technology, research, production, development and administration through the conferring of several major achievement awards. We also fund several scholarships annually, the Marshall undergraduate being administered by AIME Staff.

Nominations and applications should be submnitted by June 15. Find details, guidelines, and nomination forms on the AIME Web site: http://www.aimehq.org/awards and http://www.aimehq.org/scholarships/scholarshipslist.cfm

Emerging Leaders Training in November

The Emerging Leaders Alliance (ELA) develops great leaders to guide our professions in addressing the needs of people in the 21st century by providing online and in person leadership training and follow on communications and a community of practice.

The ELA planning team has selected dates and venues for 2010 capstones. U.S. training will take place November 5 & 6 in Denver, Colorado. The inaugural European session will be held November 30 and December 1 and 2 in Amsterdam.

Sessions include training on:
  • Social Responsibility and Ethical Decision-Making
  • Critical Thinking and Problem-Solving
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Leveraging Multiple Generations in the Workplace
  • Managing Global/Cross-Disciplinary/Virtual Teams; and
  • Risk Assessment and Leading Change

  • For registration for either event, contact your professional society's team member. Contacts and additional information can be found at: www.emergingleadersalliance.org/contact.aspx.

    Carbon Management Team Initiatives

    The AIME Member Societies each have had technical representatives collaborating with the four other engineering founder societies on important projects relative to information dissemination and carbon management technologies. You can reference their work at http://www.aiche.org/FSCarbonMgmt/.
    A Gaps and Barriers to Carbon Management Technologies Webinar was held in March. Scorecards for analyzing attributes of various electric power and transportation technologies are also available for your use.
    New Sustainability Joint Web Site Launches

    As a follow-on to our sustainability workshop last summer (see www.aimehq.org/news.cfm for Proceedings), AIME sent representatives to the United Nation's Commission for Sustainable Development - 18 in New York this May. There were excellent opportunities for us to share our technical knowledge and view points. We plan to remain involved as this work continues into next year. In addition, we have partnered with the American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) to develop a new tool for information on the principles and practices of sustainable development: http://efs.aiche.org/.

    The site was designed to help you by encouraging the application of sustainable development principles and providing information on how you can participate in sustainable development programs and activities at the local, regional, and national levels.

    June 25, 2010 AAES Engineers Forum for Sustainability and International Activities Committee Meetings Washington, DC
    August 5-7, 2010 AIME Annual Board Meeting Colorado Springs, CO
    September 19-22, 2010 SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE) Florence, Italy
    October 10-24, 2010 USA Science & Engineering Festival Washington, DC
    October 17-21, 2010 Materials Science & Technology Houston, Texas
    October 25, 2010 AAES K-12 Forum III Washington, DC
    November 4-6, 2010 Emerging Leaders Alliance Training, US Denver, CO
    November 30 - December 2, 2010 Emerging Leaders Alliance Training, Europe Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    December 2, 2010 AAES Board Meeting Reston, VA