Akerman Hall circa 1950
Aeronautical Engineering was one of the First Accredited
The Aeronautical Engineering Department at Minnesota was one of the ten original schools accredited in 1938 when accreditation began. The other schools were California Institute of Technology, Georgia Tech., MIT, University of Alabama, University of Cincinnati, University of Detroit, University of Michigan, University of Washington, and NYU.
Fifty years of Aeronautical Engineering: 1929-1979
On the occasion of the Department's 50th Anniversary, the first fifty years of Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota were documented. The following sections present some highlights of this exciting period in Aeronautical Engineering.
- 50 Years of Aeronautical Engineering
- 1913-2000 Robert R. Gilruth, a Biographical Memoir by Christopher C. Kraft Jr.
- A Tribute to John D. Akerman
- Professor J. F. Piccard's Contribution to Balloon Flight
- Curtiss Cadettes Take Crash Course
- Early Faculty Contributes a Great Deal
- Rosemount Aeronautical Research Laboratory
- Historic AEM Photos
An excerpt from "Aeronautical Science 101: The Development of Engineering Science in Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Minnesota" Masters paper in the History of Science and Technology by Amy E. Foster, 1999:
Update to AEM's history, by A.E. Foster and W.L. Garrard.
- 1929 to 1958 - From Aeronautical Engineering to Mechanics (pg 1)
- 1929 to 1958 - From Aeronautical Engineering to Mechanics (pg 2)
- 1958 to 1992 - The Ascendancy of Mechanics
- 1992 to 2006 - Moving to 21st Century
- An Historic Assessment of Akerman Hall
- Some Notable Early Faculty Members
- Note on Photograph Sources