AIME 150th Celebration, Bethlehem, PA, USA October 2-4, 2021

AIME and Member Society Leadership Install Plaque at Lehigh University for 150th

October 2-4, 2021 leadership from AIME, WAAIME, and its four Member Societies, AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS, met at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA, USA, the site of AIME's second meeting (and first technical meeting) on August 15, 1871.  There, the group held its 150th annual Board meeting, welcoming incoming Trustee from TMS, Liz Holm, to replace AIME 2019 President, Hani Henein, and turning the gavel over to incoming President from AIST, Kevin Zeik.  It also installed a plaque on campus (outside Packard Labs) recognizing the close historical ties of the institutions.  They rounded out the day with a dinner at another historic meeting site, the Sun Inn.

AIME then hosted historical talks from each of the Member Societies as well as WAAIME (formerly the Women's Auxiliary of AIME), specifically:

  1. The Original 22 23 – Mike Korb, SME Penn Anthracite Section Past Chair
  2. The Friedensville Mining District & the Birth of the U.S. Zinc Industry – Mike Kaas, SME Washington DC Section Past Chair, and Mark Connar, Historic Bethlehem Museums and Sites Board Member
  3. Ellen Swallow Richards: AIME’s First Female Member – Barbara Arnold, SME Past President
  4. WAAIME Then and Now – Beth Price, WAAIME Past Chair
  5. The Continuing Development of Modern Steel Products – John Speer, AIME 2017 President
  6. Los Alamos National Lab – Ellen Cerreta, TMS 2021 President
  7. Oil and Gas Then and Now – Tom Blasingame, SPE Past President

And, finally, attendees toasted to the 150th at a gala dinner and went on industry field trips in the local region to wrap up the celebration.

Related Links:

AIME 150th Program

AIME Lehigh Plaque Reveal Video

AIME Historical Talks Videos (LINK COMING SOON)

AIME Gala Dinner Videos, including conference of the Order of the Golden Fleece (LINK COMING SOON)

AIME Order of the Golden Fleece Article

AIME Field Trips and Local Area Information

To see more photos than those below, visit AIME's Flickr Page (LINK COMING SOON)

AIME 150th Board Meeting, Lehigh Iacocca Conference Center, Bethlehem, PA
AIME 150th Board Meeting, Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, USA
AIME Board Meeting TMS Update Cerreta
TMS President, Ellen Cerreta, presenting their Member Society Update for the AIME Board
AIME Board Meeting Henein Outgoing Trustee Plaque
AIME Outgoing Trustee Plaque presentation to Hani Henein
AIME Lehigh Plaque Reveal Group Shot
AIME Lehigh Plaque Reveal Group Shot
AIME Lehigh Plaque View
AIME Lehigh Plaque View of Packer Hall (University Center)
Sun Inn Dinner Notable Guests
Sun Inn Dinner Notable Guests

 

Sun Inn Exterior
Sun Inn Dinner Exterior
Sun Inn Dinner
Sun Inn Dinner with Docent

 

Historical Talks Table Toni Griffin and Michele Lawrie-Munro
Historical Talks Table Toni Griffin and Michele Lawrie-Munro

 

Historical Talks Blasingame
Historical Talks - SPE Past President, Tom Blasingame
Historical Talks Break
Historical Talks Break

 

 

Gala Dinner Reception
Gala Dinner Reception

 

Gala Dinner Cake Group Photo
AIME 150th Gala Dinner Cake Group Photo

 

Gala Dinner Luxbacher Keynote
Gala Dinner Luxbacher Keynote
Gala Dinner Toast
Gala Dinner Toast
Gala Dinner Order of the Golden Fleece Conference
Gala Dinner Order of the Golden Fleece Conference
Friedensville Zinc Mine Tour Group Shot
Friedensville Zinc Mine Tour Group Shot
Friedensville Pit
Friedensville Pit
Atlantic Carbon Mine Tour Group Shot
Atlantic Carbon Mine Tour Group Shot

 

Atlantic Carbon Mine Panoramic Shot
Atlantic Carbon Mine Panoramic Shot
Mike Korb Emceeing on Bus
Mike Korb Emceeing on Bus
Sand Springs Country Club Lunch
Sand Springs Country Club Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AIME Birthplace, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA Sign in Town Square
AIME Birthplace, Wilkes-Barre, PA, USA Sign in Town Square
Wilkes-Barre Town Square Plaques
Wilkes-Barre Town Square Plaques

 

 

Eckley Miners Village Roadside Marker
Eckley Miners Village Roadside Marker
Wilkes-Barre Miners Memorial Wall of Honor
Wilkes-Barre Miners Memorial Wall of Honor

 

 

Eckley Miners Village Main Street
Eckley Miners Village Main Street
Eckley Miners Village Group Shot with Docent, Georgia
Eckley Miners Village Group Shot with Docent, Georgia

 

Eckley Miners Village Breaker
Eckley Miners Village Breaker
Eckley Miners Village Bus Driver, Joe
Tour Bus Driver, Joe

 

 

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