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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.


AEM Undergraduate Pre-Graduation Reception

Gary J. Balas Atrium, Akerman Hall
Friday, May 15, 2015
4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics is hosting a graduation reception preceding the CSE Graduation Ceremonies. We are happy to include all undergraduate students graduating during the current academic year Fall 2014 - Summer 2015 along with their families.


Balas Memorial Page


Class of 2014 Photo Gallery


Emergency Preparedness


Departmental and External Job Postings


AEM News

AEM Hosts MnSGC Community College Quadcopter Competition

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics department hosted NASA's Minnesota Space Grant Consortium (MnSGC) Community College Quadcopter Competition on Thursday, April 16. More Info

2015 CSE Commencement Ceremony

This year's College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Commencement Ceremony will take place on Friday, May 15 from 7 p.m. - 9:15 p.m. in the Mariucci Arena. Katie Heineman, an Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Senior, was selected to be the student speaker. Please join us in congratulating Katie and the class of 2015! More Info

AEM Co-Hosts Gilruth Tribute Celebration

The Gilruth Tribute Celebration will take place on Thursday, April 23 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. at the TCF Bank Stadium. The celebration honors the late University of Minnesota aeronautical engineering alumnus Robert Gilruth, known as the "Father of America's Human Space Flight program." Gilruth advised President Kennedy to put a man on the moon and led the Apollo program. Gilruth also oversaw 25 manned spaceflights, from the suborbital Mercury-Redstone 3 flight to Apollo 15 lunar landing mission in July 1971. More Info

Professor James Gives Distinguished Lectures

Richard James gave the Southwest Mechanics Lecture Series on February 17-19, with stops at the University of Texas, Austin; Texas A & M University; and the University of Houston. He also recently gave the Distinguished Seminar in Mechanical Engineering at the Colorado School of Mines. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-4-23 In celebration of 25 years of Hubble
2015-4-22 Rosetta Watches Comet Erupt With a Dusty Surprise
2015-4-21 Astronaut snaps epic 'Star Trek' selfie in space
2015-4-20 Rocket Lab unveils world's first battery rocket engine (at least for the turbo pumps)
2015-4-20 NASA Probe to Crash Into Mercury in 2 Weeks
Previous Aerospace News

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