AIME 150th Pavilion

United States
  • Booth: 2153

Explore AIST's Legacy and Learn From Leaders

The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. (AIME) supports its four Member Societies, AIST, SME, SPE, and TMS, through the conferring of awards, scholarships, and grants.  And, as one of the five Founder Societies of engineering in the United States, along with AIChE, ASCE, ASME, and IEEE, AIME provides its Member Societies with representation within the larger engineering and scientific community.  During AIME's 150th year of existence, we are proud to help AIST members explore the organization's long legacy by sharing key milestones from the Institute's past.  We are also honored to be entrusted with capturing and preserving oral histories from current leaders to share with future generations.  Visit to learn more.


AIME 150th Anniversary Activities

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 Press Releases

  • (Jun 22, 2021)

    American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical,

    and Petroleum Engineers

    On May 16, 1871, 23 mining engineers in Pennsylvania had an idea: preserve their collective knowledge and experiences for the benefit of future engineers through a Society of similar professionals. The American Institute of Mining Engineers was born. AIME was one of the first national engineering societies established in the United States, along with ASCE (civil), ASME (mechanical), IEEE (electrical), and AIChE (chemical).

    AIME created a Petroleum Division in 1922, an Iron and Steel Division in 1928, and an Institute of Metals Division in 1933. And, so, in 1957, the organization changed its name to the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical and Petroleum Engineers, and, the current Member Societies, SME (the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration), TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society), and SPE (the Society of Petroleum Engineers), were formed from the branches of AIME.

    In 1974, a fourth Member Society, the Iron and Steel Society (ISS), was added. A further evolution occurred in 1984 when the four AIME Member Societies became separately incorporated 501(c)3 organizations, like AIME. In 2004, ISS merged with AISE (Association of Iron and Steel Engineers) to form AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology), which remained under the AIME umbrella.

    AIME's proud history includes the efforts of the foremost leaders in mineral and energy engineering: Henry Krumb, Seeley Mudd, James Douglas, Daniel Jackling, Anthony Lucas, Everette DeGolyer, Henry Doherty, and many others. Herbert Hoover, thirty-first president of the United States, was President of AIME in 1920.  Today, the AIME organizations include nearly 200,000 of the most influential and innovative figures in engineering and science.

    AIME's mission is to support its Member Societies.  AIME activities are supported primarily by the return on investment of forty endowment funds. These funds provide support for forward-reaching programs including interdisciplinary projects and forums, awards of excellence, scholarships, and grants.  Through its Member Societies, Board of Trustees, and Staff, AIME is committed to sharing best practices and participating in collaborative opportunities to enhance the profession and society.  To learn more, visit


  • Safety Congress 2021
    Join leaders across industries and the breadth of science and engineering disciplines to address shared safety challenges. November 1–3, 2021 • Sheraton Fort Worth Downtown Hotel • Fort Worth, Texas, USA...

  • Dear Colleagues:
    The Congress on Safety in Engineering and Industry is the first event of its kind—and I strongly encourage you to be part of it.

    The inaugural installment of the congress brings together the expertise of eight leading engineering professional societies and the National Academies to offer a dynamic, cross-sector learning and networking opportunity that addresses shared safety challenges.

    Most safety and risk practices are not proprietary, and many can be applied in an array of settings and situations. However, no space has existed where decision-makers from different industries, academic institutions, and government agencies and laboratories could share best practices, with the objective of identifying core safety principles that can benefit all. Until now.

    The Congress on Safety in Engineering and Industry 2021 (Safety Congress 2021) offers you that opportunity to convene with leadership across industries and the breadth of science and engineering disciplines to gain cutting edge insights that you can implement in your own organization. The benefits of participation will continue long after the event adjourns as you extend your network to new colleagues and perspectives beyond your current frame of reference. I invite you to review the topics currently under development for a preview of the dynamic and valuable program that you can expect.

    In keeping with its multi-industry approach, Safety Congress 2021 is envisioned to support a broad cross-section of management and safety professionals in expanding their skill sets for the advancement of their organizations—and themselves. “Leading Safety into the Future” is the theme for Safety Congress 2021—I look forward to your joining us on that journey. Check this website regularly for new developments or sign up for program updates today.

    Roland L. Moreau
    Congress on Safety in Engineering and Industry 2021 Program Chair;
    2018 President, American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum (AIME) Engineers

  • AIME Oral History Captures
    AIME is preserving stories from the legends in the mining, metallurgical, materials science, iron and steel, and petroleum industries with its new oral history capture program. These can be accessed at

  • To date the group has released 15 and recorded another 17 to be released throughout 2021. Follow AIME on Facebook or Twitter (@AIMEHQ) for announcements of new releases. To nominate a deserving individual for an AIME oral history capture, complete the form there at the “Submit a candidate” link on Your request will be directed to the appropriate AIME Member Society for consideration and follow-up.
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