Awards & Scholarships

Nellie E. Guernsey

Nellie E. Guernsey (SME)

AIME Presidential Citation in 2003

In recognition of her profound belief in and dedication to AIME; she joined the staff as an AIME and SME professional and gave untiringly of her time and energies to engage the AIME family and to enhance AIME's position in the larger engineering community.

Nellie E. Guernsey, AIME Executive Director Emeritus and Secretary, assumed this assignment in August 1998. She was elected to the AAES (American Association of Engineering Societies) Board of Governors and previously served on the Executive Committee. She represents AIME on the ABET Board, the United Engineering Foundation (UEF) Board to which she was elected Treasurer; she represents AIME and the Founder Society Executive Directors on the JETS Board. From 1981 she was vice president of Mineral Systems International in Stamford, CT and, as a principal of Guernsey Management Services, was a contractor to AIME.

Her prior experience includes Kennecott Copper Corp. where she specialized in economic and financial evaluations of mineral properties; at Exxon Corporation she was a non-ferrous commodity analyst. For several years she was also a part-time adjunct professor of Management and of Management Science at Pace University.

She has published in technical journals and presented papers in the US and abroad. Ms. Guernsey has a BS and an MBA plus graduate stUdies in mining engineering at the Henry Krumb School of Mines. She has been a member of SME for 30 years and is a past chair of the Minerals Resources Management Committee; she is also active in the local SME section as well as in APCOM.