General Kinnematics
September 2021
Volume 73    Issue 9

The Institute — it is a changin’

Mining Engineering , 2021, Vol. 73, No. 9, pp. 60-60
Luxbacher, George


With apologies to Bob Dylan, nothing better captures the essence of the American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers (AIME) than the changes that have occurred during the last 50 years as our professions have become more specialized and morphed into fields and areas previously unimagined. From a student joining the Penn State SME/AIME student chapter in 1971 (and thus entering the Legion of Honor in 2021 — time, it is a-flying!) and my later involvement in the leadership of both SME and AIME, I’ve witnessed much of this change personally, making 

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