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Welcome to the web site of the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Department. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Please use the links at the left to find out more about our programs and Department.

AEM PhD program placed fourth in nation

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics’ aerospace engineering doctoral program has been placed fourth in the nation overall in the 2010 National Research Council (NRC) Assessment of Doctoral Research Programs. The program was second in the specific categories of Research Activity and Student Support. Read more.


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AEM News

2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest Rocketry Competition

NASA’s MN Space Grant, led from the AEM Department, and Tripoli MN, a high-power rocketry club, collaborated to run the 2014-2015 Space Grant Midwest Rocketry Competition on May 19 and 20, 2015. In this competition teams of college students from around the nation designed, built, and flew high-power rockets to accomplish specific goals. Students gave oral presentations about their rocket designs in on May 19 then flew their rockets at the Tripoli launch site near North Branch on May 20. More Info

2015 Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Recipients

Three Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics graduate students recieved the Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship this year: Jennifer Annoni, Savio Poovathingal, and Vivekanand Babade. More Info

2015 SAE Aero Design West Competition

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics senior design team - Gophers - took part in the Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) Aero Design West competition in Van Nuys California on April 24-26. More Info

AEM Renames Akerman Hangar as the Gary J. Balas Atrium

On April 24, 2015, the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics held a dedication ceremony for the Akerman Hangar, renaming it as the Gary J. Balas Atrium. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-5-22 Back to Earth: SpaceX capsule returns from International Space Station
2015-5-21 Spacecraft sailing on sunbeams begins test flight
2015-5-18 Russian rocket carrying satellite burns up over Siberia and launch video
2015-5-18 Opinion: It Is, in Fact, Rocket Science
2015-5-13 ISS Crew Stuck in Orbit While Russia Assesses Rocket
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Last Modified: 2015-05-22 at 14:22:27 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation