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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.

The AEM department seeks to fill a Tenure-track Faculty Position in Experimental Fluid Dynamics or Experimental Solid Mechanics. View our employment page for more details or apply here.

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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 is closed and staff are working remotely. If you need assistance, please email

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News & Events

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Department Mourns the Loss of Professor Emeritus Jerald Ericksen

Jerald LaVerne Ericksen, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics and the School of Mathematics at the University of Minnesota, has passed away.
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UMN Students Win 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup

Rocket Team has won the 2021 Virtual Spaceport America Cup