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scholarship recipient

I am currently a sophomore at the University of Minnesota pursuing a degree in Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. I have never felt surer of my decision to study aerospace than after my spring 2017 semester as that was my first exposure to an AEM class. Although the material may be difficult, I find myself thoroughly enjoying the challenge. This scholarship means so much to me in the sense that it eases monetary strain and allows me to focus my efforts on my schoolwork. After I finish my degree, I aspire to design fighter jet propulsion systems and, eventually, personal propulsion systems. One of my favorite parts of being in the AEM undergraduate program is that the potential to create incredible machines is unbounded. I am incredibly humbled by the opportunity afforded to me by this scholarship. It is greatly appreciated.

Samuel Somrock, recipient of the 2017-2018 Rose Minkin Aerospace Engineering Scholarship

Students graduating '07



A student, his father, and Prof. Garrard

The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics maintains a strong relationship with our alumni, and continuously works to provide services and opportunities for alumni to stay in touch with the department and with each other.

Giving to the Department

The AEM Department is fortunate to enjoy the support of many alumni and friends. Donations and gifts from alumni and friends allow the Department to support many valuable and important programs and ideas that otherwise might not have been

Make a gift to the department.

Check out alumni supported activities, including the AEM Senior Design Class and student projects.

Keeping in Touch

The AEM Department alumni and friends are invited to become members of the AEM Alumni Network, to keep in touch and search for old classmates. Alumni may also join the College of Science and Engineering (CSE) Alumni Society and attend their events. In addition, join the University of Minnesota Alumni Association. More ways to stay connected with the department are listed below.

AEM Update Newsletter

History of the AEM Department

Additional Alumni Resources

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