AIME has a unique position in the engineering and scientific community. It is a liaison between its 4 Member Societies and the larger engineering and scientific community. Through involvement with the external groups below, AIME represents its Member Societies at joint functions and connects them to:
- communities of practice (COP) to share learnings and best practices,
- grant resources,
- collaborative efforts to work jointly for the greater good of the profession and society as a whole.
AIME is a member of:
As one of the original engineering societies established in the United States, AIME represents its Member Societies on the Board of the UEF, along with AIChE (chemicall), ASCE (civil), ASME (mechanical), and IEEE (electrical) engineering associations. The UEF provides hundreds of thousands of dollars in annual grants to collaborative efforts that further the profession.
AIME also represents its Member Societies as a member of the AAES, a federation of engineering and scientific organizations. The AAES, in turn, is a member of the WFEO, representing the United States at international functions and working collaboratively with like organizations worldwide and the United Nations to help solve The Grand Challenges of our time. AAES also hosts several working groups and reports statistics for the profession.
AIME is one of the 150 members of CESSE, an organization promoting networking and learning amongst the engineering and scientific community.