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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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NEW Aerospace Systems Tenure-track Assistant Professor position


AEM News

ION Presents the Dr. Samuel Burka Award to AEM Drs. Mokhtarzadeh and Gebre-Egziabher

The Institute of Navigation (ION) presented Dr. Hamid Mokhtarzadeh, AEM Postdoctoral Associate, and Dr. Demoz Gebre-Egziabher, AEM's Director of Graduate Studies, with the Dr. Samuel M. Burka Award for their paper "Cooperative Inertial Navigation", published in the Summer 2014 issue of NAVIGATION. The Burka Award was presented at the ION International Technical Meeting (ITM) in Dana Point, California, January 26-28, 2015. More Info.

AEM Graduate Students Receive Fellowships

Five first-year Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) graduate students received fellowships this year: Prakash Shrestha, Douglas Carter, Sahar Jalal, Joel Runnels, Andrew Vechart, and Kyle Winters. More Info

AEM Students Exhibit High-Power Rockets

On Tuesday, December 9, students from Professor Flaten's High-Power Rocketry Freshman Seminar (AEM 1905) will exhibit their rockets in the Akerman Hangar from 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. In addition, the (extracurricular) Rocket Team, the MN Space Grant's Ballooning Team, the MN Space Grant's Quadcopter Project, and the U of MN student chapter of the AIAA will also have items on display. The AEM department encourages all students, faculty, and staff to stop by to see these hands-on student projects and enjoy a cup of cocoa. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-3-2 Hubble at 25: the cosmos at its most breathtaking – in pictures
2015-3-2 Spacewalking astronauts finish extensive, tricky cable job
2015-3-2 Do we really want to know if we’re not alone in the universe?
2015-2-27 That spooky white spot on Ceres? New photos show two of them.
2015-2-24 Google Lunar XPrize teams partner for a 2016 SpaceX moonshot
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