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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.



AEM Pre-Graduation Reception

A reception preceding the CSE Undergraduate Graduation Ceremonies will be held for all BAEM students graduating during the current academic year including Fall 2013, Spring 2014, and Summer 2014. The AEM celebration will be held from 4:00-6:00 p.m. on Friday, May 16, 2014, in the Hangar Atrium of Akerman Hall, 110 Union St. SE, Minneapolis East Bank Campus. Directions and Parking information that you may wish to share with your family members can be found at: http://www1.umn.edu/twincities/maps/AkerH/ or http://www1.umn.edu/pts/maps/index.html


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AEM News

AEM Students Perform Well at SAE Aero Design East Competition in Atlanta

After months spent toiling over their micro aircraft, AEM's two student teams took first and fourth place in the micro class division of the SAE Aero Design East competition in Atlanta, Georgia during the weekend of April 11 - 13. More Info

AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference Is a Success

The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Student Branch at the University of Minnesota, as well as the AIAA Twin Cities Section, hosted the 2014 AIAA Region V Student Paper Conference from April 2 - 4. Hosted annually by different Region V chapters, the objective of the conference is to provide students with an opportunity to present their research and technical papers in public competition and prepare them for a future in aerospace engineering. More Info

Newly Proposed State Legislature Could Affect
AEM Curriculum

According to the MinnPost, more than a dozen bills have been proposed by state lawmakers to address problems with mass surveillance and personal information breaches. Several of these bills threaten to limit, or even eliminate, the University of Minnesota's inclusion of Uninhabited Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) in its curriculum. More Info

Also, read the Minnesota Daily's article on the issue.

KSTP Channel 5 Eyewitness News Interviews Prof. Balas about Missing Malaysian Plane

In this day and age, you can find almost anything just by using your smartphone. So why is it so difficult to find a large passenger plane after it crashes? AEM Professor Gary Balas weighs in. More Info


Aerospace News
Date Item
2014-4-21 Nasa's moon explorer Ladee crashes on far side of the moon
2014-4-18 Nasa Kepler telescope discovers planet believed to be most Earth-like yet found
2014-4-15 SpaceX poised for space station cargo run Monday after several delays
2014-4-14 Pluto May Have Deep Seas and Ancient Tectonic Faults
2014-4-11 How Heartbleed Works: The Code Behind the Internet's Security Nightmare or the xkcd comic version
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Last Modified: 2014-04-21 at 09:30:45 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation