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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

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, and Andrew Vechart. 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

Memorial for Gary J. Balas held at Campus Club

At least 250 friends and family attended the memorial for Distinguished McKnight University Professor Gary J. Balas on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 at the Campus Club in Coffman Union at the University of Minnesota. Gary's family and his friends and colleagues in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics thank everyone for your kind words and thoughts. Many thanks also for those who came and celebrated Gary's life by reflecting on his contributions to our lives. To see the memory book, slides and video of the event, Click Here

AEM Mourns the Passing of Faculty Emeritus, Philip Hodge

Professor Philip Hodge, member of the National Academy of Engineering and recipient of numerous awards in his field, passed away peacefully on November 11, 2014 in Sunnyvale, California with his daughter and granddaughter by his side. He was an enthusiastic gardener, an amateur genealogist, a backpacker, and an avid marathon runner. At age 53 he climbed Mt. Ritter, and at 62 he placed 23rd in his age category in the Boston Marathon. He was a lifelong fan of live theatre and an enthusiastic opera supporter, and he wrote opera reviews until the year he died. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2014-12-10 Orbital Space Station Resupply Plan Includes ULA Atlas rocket
2014-12-10 SpaceX Will Try to Land Rocket on Floating Ocean Platform
2014-12-8 The Orion spacecraft is no smarter than your phone
2014-12-8 Orion spacecraft's flawless test flight puts Mars exploration one step closer
2014-12-4 NASA's Orion launch scrubbed, rescheduled for Friday
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