Carnegie helped the Institute find their first headquarters in New York City over one hundred years ago and Holm was just named the Institute’s incoming president.
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.Elizabeth Holm, Professor, Materials Science and Engineering
“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.”