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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Prof. Perry Leo and Michele Brekke

Michele Brekke: Breaking Through the Aerospace Industry

Michele Brekke was welcomed back to the University of Minnesota (UMN) this past weekend as the 2019 Homecoming Grand Marshal. Brekke, a former NASA flight director and aerospace engineering and
J. Leonard Frame

Prominent Alumnus, Donor, and Engineer Passes Away

J. Leonard Frame, alumnus and longtime donor to the Department of Aerospace Engineering & Mechanics passed away on Sept. 21.