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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.

U Rocket Team ready to blast off in Utah

Congratulations class of 2016!

rocket team The U Rocket Team is set to compete in the annual Intercollegiate Rocket Engineering Competition from June 15-18 in Green River, Utah. Each year, the team designs its rockets in the fall and builds them throughout the spring semester. This year, the team’s objective is to have its rockets reach 10,000 feet and be recoverable after the launch. Read the feature story. Grads On May 13, 2016, the AEM Department hosted a pre-commencement reception for the graduates of the class of 2016. To see pictures from the reception and of the senior design teams, visit our gallery.

Department alumnus, Frank D. Werner passes away

Four collaborative faculty projects win grants to advance renewable electricity

Frank D. Werner Frank David Werner Sr., a distinguished inventor and engineer, passed away on Saturday, May 7, at the age of 94. He received a M.S. and a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota. Read more. Wind turbine The Institute on the Environment’s Renewable Electricity for Minnesota’s Future grant program has awarded $717,360 each to four collaborative research initiatives, three of which feature a member of the Aerospace Engineering faculty. See more.

Aerospace News
Date Item
2016-6-24 India sets new record in space mission; PSLV C34 successfully injects 20 satellites into orbit
2016-6-22 Before feared spike in drone crashes, White House sets new rules
2016-6-22 Flying cars just took a big step closer to being legal
2016-6-22 Why Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen is building the world’s largest airplane
2016-6-20 NASA’s new electric plane could be a significant step toward a cleaner era of aviation
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Last Modified: 2016-06-24 at 10:41:48 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation