AEM ballooning students
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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Thomas Shield

Professor Thomas Shield Retires

Professor Thomas Shield retired this year after 29 years teaching at the University of Minnesota.
First year students work on adding extra layers to a fiberglass tube as an introduction to the wet layup process rocket team uses to construct the airframes of their rockets

Rocket Team Works on Improvements for Competitions

The Rocket Team is looking to continue their successful history at competitions by upgrading their rocket components.