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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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Departmental and External Job Postings

NEW Aerospace Systems Tenure-track Assistant Professor position


AEM News

MN Space Grant Receives NASA Funding for Community College Quadrotor Design Competition

The Minnesota Space Grant Consortium, based in the Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) department (Director, Professor William Garrard, and Associate Director, James Flaten) has received a two year grant from NASA to support a community college based program to improve STEM recruitment and retention. More Info

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


Aerospace News
Date Item
2014-9-22 SpaceX Launches Dragon Cargo Ship for NASA
2014-9-17 Nasa grants Boeing and SpaceX contracts for manned space flights
2014-9-16 Rosetta: Audacious comet landing site chosen
2014-9-15 Curiosity Arrives at Mount Sharp
2014-9-12 China eyes first space station by around 2022
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Last Modified: 2014-09-22 at 10:00:51 -- this is in International Standard Date and Time Notation