AEM ballooning students

Launch your future

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

News & Events

RASCAL Mars transfer vehicle concept

RASC-AL Team makes it to Finals

The AEM team made the finals of this year's NASA RASCAL competition.
SOCRATES launch satellite


SOCRATES has officially launched into orbit.