Awards

AIME funds the conference of 25 honors listed below. Many of these carry the namesake of icons within the AIME disciplines of mining, metallurgical, and petroleum engineering, iron and steel, and materials science. Additionally, the members of the AIME family are eligible for the 18 joint engineering Society honors at the bottom of the below.

AIME's Member Societies also have separate awards programs. Click on their organizational acronym to learn more: AIST, SME, SPE, TMS.

Important Notes
  • See eligibility for all honors below and guidelines and history on individual pages. Most of these honors are administered by staff at one or more of AIME's Member Societies. Deadlines and procedures can vary, so you may be directed to their websites for additional details.
  • There are no limitations regarding nationality or membership in the AIME Societies, but preference is given to members. If a committee member is nominated, they will either find a replacement so that they can resign for the year or remove their nomination until their term is up. The candidate must be living or passed away prior to May 1st of the nomination year.
  • No AIME Major Award winner is eligible to be nominated for another AIME Major Award until 9 years have elapsed, and the nomination shall conspicuously reference work in a new field or significant new accomplishments from which the original award was made.
  • AIME current Trustees are ineligible to be nominated for AIME awards.

AIME-Administered

AIME Honorary Membership

AIME Honorary Membership

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME Presidential Citation

AIME Presidential Citation

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS

Member Society-Administered

AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award

AIME Rossiter W. Raymond Memorial Award

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal

AIME Charles F. Rand Memorial Gold Medal

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME Robert Earll McConnell Award

AIME Robert Earll McConnell Award

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME Mineral Economics Award

AIME Mineral Economics Award

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME Mineral Industry Education Award

AIME Mineral Industry Education Award

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
AIME James Douglas Gold Medal

AIME James Douglas Gold Medal

Eligibility: SME | TMS

Joint Engineering Society-Administered

Hoover Medal

Hoover Medal

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
Alfred E. Noble Prize

Alfred E. Noble Prize

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
Washington Award

Washington Award

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Awards

National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Awards

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
National Science Foundation (NSF) Honorary Awards

National Science Foundation (NSF) Honorary Awards

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
National Inventors Hall of Fame

National Inventors Hall of Fame

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
National Medal of Technology and Innovation

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS
Sloan Industry Fellowships

Sloan Industry Fellowships

Eligibility: AIST | SME | SPE | TMS

 

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