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William Edgerton SME is one of four member societies within the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME). The other member societies are: Association for Iron & Steel Technology (AIST), the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE), and the Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS). This year, AIME is celebrating the 150-year anniversary of its founding, in 1871, by 22 (actually 23) mining engineers in Wilkes-Barre, PA. Current AIME President and former SME President George Luxbacher continues to provide readers of Mining Engineering the history of AIME. In this issue he writes about the Institutes second 50 years, the time frame of 1922-1971.
Recently, a number of representatives from SME, including myself, and four ex-SME presidents (Barb Arnold, Luxbacher, Raja Ramani and Nikhil Trivedi) travelled to Wilkes Barre, PA  ...
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