The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) is a professional association for mining and metallurgy, with over 145,000 members.[1] It was founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, United States, being one of the first national engineering societies in the country. Its charter is to "advance and disseminate, through the programs of the Member Societies, knowledge of engineering and the arts and sciences involved in the production and use of minerals, metals, energy sources and materials for the benefit of humankind." It is the original parent organization of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy, and Exploration (SME), The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society, the Association for Iron and Steel Technology (AIST), and the Society of Petroleum Engineers. The organization is currently based in Dove Valley, Colorado.

Year 1915

It is still known by the original name American Institute of Mining Engineers and it had a membership at the beginning of 1915 of over 5,000 made up of honorary, elected, and associate members. The annual meeting of the institute was held in February, with other meetings during the year as authorized by the council. The institute published three volumes of Transactions annually and a monthly Bulletin which appeared on the first of each month. The headquarters of the institute was in the Engineering Building in New York City.[2]



  1. ^ "About Us". American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers. Retrieved June 8, 2012. 
  2. ^ New International Encyclopedia
  3. ^ Transactions of the American Institute of Mining and Metallurgical Engineers (Incorporated). The Institute. 1922. p. 641. Retrieved 15 November 2017. 

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