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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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News & Events

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AEM Students Complete Summer Internships

Students from the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics have been working diligently to complete their internships with different professionals from the Aerospace industry.
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CanSat Team Competes in AAS Competition

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics CanSat team placed 31st overall in the American Astronautical Society (AAS) CanSat Competition.