Welcome to the Americas Region

IMechE has a local membership base supported by regional representatives, branches and groups.

The IMechE Americas Region (North and South America) consists of 2,493 members as of the 2017 reports. The map below shows the distribution of members across our region, with the Pan-Caribbean Group, the Texas Group, and four joint Ceng branches across Canada: CEPCPGCECCBand the ECB making up our region's six local groups. If you want to see what we've been up to, check out our Articles and Newsletters Page.

Each local group has its own committee made up of hard-working volunteers elected on a yearly basis by the members of that local group, usually at an Annual General Meeting (AGM) held in late spring. We do our best to keep our contact information up to date, so please do not hesitate to reach out for any reason whatsoever. 

Regional governance also consists of a small committee of volunteers elected on a 3-year term (next elections spring 2019). Currently Stuart Hamilton CEng FIMechE is the Americas Regional Chair and William D Hesser AMIMechE serves as the Regional Young Member Representative. You can read details of Stuart and William's policy statements here:

Americas Region Election Statements

The Regional Chair and Regional YMR sit on committees with their counterparts from the remaining 6 international regions - the International Strategy Board (ISB) and International Young Members Committee (IYMC) respectively. These committees serve a number of purposes, including advocating for rights of the international member, funding for local group activities, and for raising the value of IMechE membership overall. This includes organizing the international competitions listed below.

Opportunities for International Members


NEW! Global Engineering Design Solutions Challenge (OPEN! - deadline November 16, 2018)

IYMC Video Competition (deadline August 17, 2018)
Photographer of the Year Competition (deadline September 30, 2018)
Railway Challenge (deadline October 31. 2018)

Speak Out for Engineering (Yearly public speaking tournament, contact americasymrep@imechenearyou.org for more information on hosting a local heat)

Prestige Awards

Alastair Graham-Bryce Award
IMechE Award for Risk Reduction in Mechanical Engineering
James Clayton Prize
James Watt International Gold Medal
Thomas Hawksley Gold Medal and George Stephenson Gold Medal
Verena Winifred Holmes Award

General Awards

Conference Grants
Group Project Award
Skills and CPD awards
The Schools and Clubs Engineering Challenge award

Young Member Awards

YMB Community and Charity Grant
Volunteering and Personal Development Award

Aerospace Division

Kenneth Harris James Prize 
Derek George Astridge Safety in Aerospace Award

Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group awards

Powertrain Systems and Fuels Group awards

Mechatronics, Informatics and Control Group Awards

Joseph Bramah Medal

Power Industries Division Awards

Arthur Charles Main Prize
Edwin Walker Prize
Harold V Disney Prize

Process Industries Division Awards

IMechE Bulk Materials Handling Award for Innovation
IMechE Bulk Solids Handling Award
Filtration Prize
Ludwig Mond Prize
Moss Prize
Most Distinguished Achievement Award
Most Distinguished Developing Career Achievement Prize
Renewable Strategy Engineering Prize
Thomas Lowe Gray Prize
Viscount Weir Prize

Railway Division Awards

W A Agnew/C N Goodall AwardJ F Alcock Memorial Prize
A R Bennett/C S Lake Award
Richard Herbert Innes Prize
T A Stewart-Dyer/F H Trevithick Prize
Stanley Herbert Whitelegg Memorial Grants

Current and Future Events

Looking for an event nearby? If there are no events indicated contact your local representative to exchange your ideas for forthcoming activity.

Please click the event heading for further information.
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