AEM ballooning students

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Student with plane

Aerospace engineers play a key role in the advancement of society, performing work that touches our lives in countless ways beyond aircraft and spacecraft design alone. 

With a stellar reputation and strong research focus that yields real-world breakthroughs, the University of Minnesota (UMN) Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics (AEM) Department is the premier destination for transforming active learners into lifelong contributors.

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Updates on Covid-19

The University of Minnesota is closely monitoring the emerging public health concern involving the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19). The University’s top priority remains the health, safety, and well-being of our University community.

Check for the most up-to-date information on the Safe Campus website.

The AEM Office will be closed as of 3/17/20. It will re-open later in spring semester. If you need assistance, please email

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SOCRATES launch satellite


SOCRATES has officially launched into orbit.
Graham Candler

Professor Graham Candler Elected to the National Academy of Engineering

Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics Professor Graham Candler was elected to the National Academy of Engineering, one of the highest honors awarded to an engineer.