Happy Anniversary to our founding organization,
The American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers
In May 1871, a group of 22 engineers came together to form an association dedicated to advancing the production of metals, minerals and energy resources through the application of engineering.
Their goals: "the more economical production of useful minerals and metals and... the greater safety and welfare of those employed in these industries.”
As AIME continued to grow, it decentralized and formed four independently operated member societies:
- 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)
SPE became a separately incorporated organization in 1985. Learn more about SPE history
AIME Supports Member Societies
AIME's mission is to support its Member Societies. These funds make possible forward-reaching programs including interdisciplinary projects and forums, awards, scholarships and grants. Read more: AIME Legacy Continues to Benefit SPE and Other Member Societies
SPE is proud of our heritage as a part of AIME. Congratulations!