150th Anniversary

On May 16, 2021, AIME will celebrate its 150th anniversary.

On that date, local representatives from the Member Societies will meet in AIME's birthplace, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, USA, to install an update to the 125th-anniversary plaque in the town center. Due to the pandemic, on October 2-4, 2021, AIME leadership will install a plaque at the site of AIME's 2nd meeting in August 1871,

Wyoming Valley Hotel

Wyoming Valley Hotel - Wilkes Barre, PA

Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, depicting strong ties between the two entities, especially at the beginning of their legacies.  Festivities will include history talks, a gala dinner, and industry-related field trips in the local area.

Lehigh University Photo
Lehigh University



Customized celebrations at Member Society annual conferences beginning October 2020 through 2022, due to the pandemic, will include:

  • historical articles
  • special keynote speakers
  • cake and champagne toasts
  • commemorative gifts


To learn more about what each Member Society has planned to celebrate AIME's 150th, click the appropriate box below.

Many thanks to SME/TMS and SPE, respectively, for creating special items for use at the events, including:

  • A banner stand "History Walk" and companion eBooklet depicting the rich legacies of the organizations 
  • An AIME 150th Anniversary video highlighting AIME’s historical timeline, praising the institute’s and member societies’ milestones, and connecting the audience to how instrumental AIME has been to its industries and beneficial to its members, their profession, and society as a whole.




Check back for updates to this webpage throughout the upcoming year of celebration. If you have questions or would like to be notified of future updates, please contact AIME Executive Director, Michele Lawrie-Munro, at lawriemunro@aimehq.org.