Sponsoring Societies

Founded in 1871 by 22 mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania. The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) was one of the first national engineering societies established in the United States. Along with American Society of Civil Engineers, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, and the American Institute of Chemical Engineers, AIME is known as an Engineering Founder Society. Four member societies, representing more than 200,000 professionals worldwide comprise AIME. They are the Association for Iron & Steel Technology, the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration, the Society of Petroleum Engineers, and The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society. AIME’s mission is to support its member societies. Visit AIME.

The Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST) is a non-profit organization with 17,500 members from more than 70 countries dedicated to advancing the technical development, production, processing and application of iron and steel. With 30 Technology Committees and 22 Local Members Chapters, AIST represents an incomparable network of steel industry knowledge and expertise. AIST is recognized as a global leader in networking, education and sustainability programs for advancing iron and steel technology. Visit AIST.

The Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration Inc. (SME) is a professional society (nonprofit 501(c)3 corporation) whose more than 13,000 members represent all professionals serving the mining, minerals, and underground construction industry in more than 85 countries. SME members include engineers, geologists, metallurgists, educators, students and researchers. SME advances the worldwide mining, minerals and underground construction community through information exchange and professional development. Visit SME.

The Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) is a not-for-profit professional association whose more than 156,000 members in 154 countries are engaged in oil and gas exploration and production. SPE is a key resource for technical knowledge providing publications, events, training courses, and online resources. Visit SPE.

The Minerals, Metals & Materials Society (TMS) is a professional society that connects minerals, metals, and materials scientists and engineers who work in industry, academia, and government positions around the world. TMS creates networking, publication, and professional development opportunities by convening international conferences, publishing books and journals, administering awards, conducting short courses and training, and bringing together the professional community to address issues of common concern. TMS currently supports more than 14,000 professional and student members on six continents. Visit TMS.

Co-Sponsoring Organizations

The American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE) is a professional society of more than 60,000 members in more than 110 countries. Its members work in corporations, universities and government using their knowledge of chemical processes to develop safe and useful products for the benefit of society. Through its varied programs, AIChE continues to be a focal point for information exchange on the frontier of chemical engineering research in such areas as nanotechnology, sustainability, hydrogen fuels, biological and environmental engineering, and chemical plant safety and security. Visit AIChE.

The American Society of Civil Engineers represents more than 150,000 members of the civil engineering profession in 177 countries. Founded in 1852, ASCE is the nation’s oldest engineering society. ASCE stands at the forefront of a profession that plans, designs, constructs, and operates society’s economic and social engine—the built environment—while protecting and restoring the natural environment. ASCE has nine Technical Institutes—discipline-oriented and semi-autonomous organizations. On October 1, 2000, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) officially established the Construction Institute (CI). CI offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to network with other professionals, sharpen skills and shape the future of the industry by participating in technical activities, conferences and the development of internationally recognized standards. ASCE’s Construction Institute is taking the lead in representing ASCE at the Congress on Safety in Engineering Industry. Visit ASCE.

ASME helps the global engineering community develop solutions to real world challenges. Founded in 1880 as the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, ASME is a not-for-profit professional organization that enables collaboration, knowledge sharing and skill development across all engineering disciplines, while promoting the vital role of the engineer in society. ASME codes and standards, publications, conferences, continuing education and professional development programs provide a foundation for advancing technical knowledge and a safer world. Visit ASME.

National Academies' Gulf Research Program
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine are private, nonprofit institutions that provide independent, objective analysis and advice to the nation to solve complex problems and inform public policy decisions related to science, technology, and medicine. The National Academies’ Gulf Research Program is an independent, science-based program founded in 2013 as part of legal settlements with the companies involved in the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster. It seeks to enhance offshore energy system safety and protect human health and the environment by catalyzing advances in science, practice, and capacity to generate long-term benefits for the Gulf of Mexico region and the nation. The program has $500 million for use over 30 years to fund grants, fellowships, and other activities in the areas of research and development, education and training, and monitoring and synthesis.