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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


Aerospace News
Date Item
2015-1-27 Virgin Galactic to test new rocket without longtime aerospace partner
2015-1-20 Watch the Incredible 'Rapid Unscheduled Disassembly' of SpaceX's Falcon 9 Rocket
2015-1-16 'Lost' 2003 Mars Lander Found by Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter
2015-1-13 SpaceX's drone ship returns to port damaged and SpaceX Claims Partial Success with Rocket Crash Landing
2015-1-8 NASA Approves SpaceX's Plans to Send Astronauts to Space Station
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