Founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. AIME was one of the first national engineering societies establishe...
Founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. AIME was one of the first national engineering societies established in the United States, and, along with ASCE (civil), ASME (mechanical), IEEE (electrical), and AIChE (chemical), it is known as an Engineering Founder Society. Together, the engineering Founder Societies form the United Engineering Foundation (UEF). AIME has 4 Member Societies representing over 150,000 professionals worldwide, including: SME (Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration) TMS (The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society) AIST (Association for Iron & Steel Technology) SPE (Society of Petroleum Engineers). AIME's Mission is to support its Member Societies. We fulfill this mission by exercising fiscal responsibility, distributing funds, facilitating interaction with the relevant scientific and engineering community, encouraging collaboration among the Member Societies, honoring the legacy and traditions of AIME.