Carnegie Mellon University
March 30, 2022

Elizabeth Holm shares AIME Honorary Membership with Andrew Carnegie

Elizabeth Holm, Professor of Materials Science and Engineering received an Honorary Membership in the American Institute of Mining Metallurgical and Petroleum Elizabeth HolmEngineers (AIME) for her outstanding service to The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society and distinguished scientific achievements in computational materials science and engineering. She shares this decoration with Andrew Carnegie, who was recognized by AIME in 1905 after his retirement.

Carnegie helped the Institute find their first headquarters in New Andrew CarnegieYork City over one hundred years ago and Holm was just named the Institute’s incoming president.

“I feel a special connection to this because Andrew Carnegie was a foresighted philanthropist,” explained Holm. “He was the endower of Carnegie Institute of Technology (CIT), now Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), and to win an award that he also won is an honor.”

AIME Honorary Membership is one of the highest honors that the Institute can bestow on an individual. It is awarded in appreciation of outstanding service to the Institute or in recognition of distinguished scientific or engineering achievement in the fields embracing the activities of AIME and its Member Societies.

“In the early 1900s, Andrew Carnegie could never have imagined me in this role,” Holm expressed. “As a woman in metallurgy, as a professor at his school, and as an AIME officer. I think that it’s just really cool how far we’ve come but how this connection remains."AIME Honarary Membership medal