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Launch your future

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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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Announcing the 2022 John and Jane Dunning Copper Fellows

Vinitendra Singh and Kalpesh Jaykar are this year's recipients of the award.
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Professor Ryan Caverly Receives 2022 NASA Early Career Faculty Award

The award supports outstanding early career faculty researchers focusing on research to explore ideas and approaches that could benefit the future of science, space travel, and exploration.