Since 2013, AIME has hosted a booth at the DiscoverE Family Day event at the National Building Museum in Washington, DC during Engineers Week each February. The event draws between 5,000 and 8,000 pre-K through middle school students, parents, and teachers. Attendees perform interactive engineering and science related activities and learn about what it's like to be in the field.
In 2019, volunteers from SME's Washington DC section, the U S Geological Survey, Northern Virginia Gem and Mineral Club, and the American Coal Foundation partnered for the 6th year to provide outreach to pre-K through middle school students, their parents, and educators at the DiscoverE's Family Day in the National Building Museum. The event, with interactive activities from 30+ organizations, draws up to 8,000 attendees. Students "mined" for minerals in birdseed, identified them, and learned about their uses. They walked away with a small prize and more information and activities to do at home.