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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 recently released 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 Hosts FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) Tour

On August 27, 2014, the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) department hosted a FRC tour for high school and middle school students in order to recruit more women into engineering by getting them interested in the robotics team. Kale Hedstrom, the AEM department's lab coordinator and scientist, has been a mentor representing St. Paul high schools for the past seven years. More Info

Professional Advisory Board Recommendations - Spring 2014

The AEM Professional Advisory Board meets biannually to evaluate the department's programs and provide advice on educational and professional issues. The board consists of industry professionals from local and national organizations. On April 25, 2014, board members met and identified several focus areas for the coming years. More Info

U of M Solar Car Finishes Second in Cross-Country Race

The University of Minnesota Solar Vehicle Project (UMNSVP) is an organization of undergraduate engineering students who undertake the project of researching, designing, and constructing a solar vehicle every two years. This year, the University of Minnesota team and their car - Centaurus III - competed in the American Solar Challenge (ASC), finishing second overall. More Info

AEM Hosts the MN ACE Camp

This year was the third time that Professor Mettler and her students hosted the MN ACE (Aviation Career Education) Camp (visit the website here). The MN ACE Camp is available to high-school students (sophomore-seniors) interested in learning more about the aerospace community (i.e., pilots, researchers, air traffic controllers, etc). During the week-long camp the students get a broad overview of aviation related activities in the Twin Cities area. They typically have the opportunity to fly a helicopter and a glider, visit a variety of different types of airplanes and helicopters, visit several aerospace companies in MN to learn about their work, and much more. This year, the camp's visit to the U of M campus takes place on two separate days - June 27 and July 25, 2014. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2014-8-20 CNN Photo Gallery: Mars rover Curiosity
2014-8-20 Asteroid_1950da_impact_in_2880_very_unlikely
2014-8-20 http://www.citiesatnight.org/ Help classify ISS pictures of cities.
2014-8-20 Space Flight: Increasingly, Gifted Individuals are Opting for the Private Sector Over NASA
2014-7-28 Astronauts Simulate Deep-Space Mission in Underwater Lab
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Last Modified: 2014-08-28 at 13:40:33 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation