What is MAE?
The Maine Association of Engineers is the oldest of all the engineering societies in the state. The Association is quite unique in its scope. It is made up of approximately
300 members who are associated in a wide cross-section of the engineering profession.
The association was organized in 1911 as the Maine
Society of Civil Engineers, but despite the
original name, the MSCE
accommodated members from all engineering professions. Engineers, architects, surveyors, contractors and anybody associated with
the many fields of engineering were eligible for membership in the organization. The name of the MSCE was changed to the
Maine Association of Engineers in 1920. The current name better reflects the wide diversity of membership.
As a member of the MAE, you will have the opportunity to attend
field trips to various places of engineering interest,
and to participate in hands-on or online
seminars/courses. We normally conduct organization meetings, held four to five times per year at various locations throughout the state. A typical meeting involves a mid-day luncheon, an after lunch speaker, and an afternoon tour of a functional facility or an engineering construction project. These statewide meetings are held to accommodate those members who wish to familiarize themselves with a particular project or facility
and learn more about theirs or another field of
engineering. MAE meetings often qualify attendees to
receive PDH (Professional Development Hours) credits,
required in most states for annual engineering registration
The MAE meetings are a great place to meet and learn
from other engineers. Considering the total years of
experience within the MAE membership, there are many
opportunities to broaden one's depth of understanding of
other engineering professions and timely subject matters. Students are
also encouraged to join, as they will learn about exciting projects that are happening in the
various and related industry fields.