Supporting our Member Societies and Promoting Their Legacies

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Incorporated (AIME) supports its four Member Societies, AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS, through the conferring of awards, scholarships and special grants. And, as one of the five Founder Societies of engineering in the United States, along with AIChE, ASCE, ASME, and IEEE, AIME provides its Member Societies with national visibility and representation within the larger engineering and scientific community.

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Our Member Societies

Association for Iron and Steel Technology

Advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel

Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration

Inspiring mining professionals worldwide

Society of Petroleum Engineers

For members engaging in oil and gas exploration & production, providing resources for technical knowledge

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society

Connecting minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers working in industry, academia, and government from around the world

Oral Histories

Learn from the legends in AIME's Member Societies through interviews on their experiences and accomplishments

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AIME funds the annual conference of 25 awards, including Honorary Membership. Many of these carry the namesake of icons within the AIME disciplines of mining, metallurgical, and petroleum engineering, the iron and steel industry, and materials science.

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AIME supports the development of the next generation of professionals by funding both undergraduate and graduate scholarships. AIME's Member Societies also offer separate scholarships.

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Digital Library

Digital Library

The AIME digital library contains nearly 550 historial technical documents that were converted to searchable PDF format from 2008-2012, thanks to the James Douglas Library Fund income. These archives are now accessable free to members of the 4 AIME Societies.

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Engineering Founder Societies

Founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, AIME was one of the first national engineering societies established in the United States.  Along with ASCE (civil), ASME (mechanical), IEEE (electrical), and AIChE (chemical), it is known as an Engineering Founder Society. Together, the engineering Founder Societies form the United Engineering Foundation (UEF).