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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

Exploding and Weeping Ceramics

Professor Richard James' Team Discover Exploding and Weeping Ceramics

Professor Richard James and his team, as well as colleagues from Kiel University in Germany discover Exploding and weeping ceramics provide path to new shape-shifting material.
Maziar Hemati

Maziar Hemati selected for George W. Taylor Career Development Award

Maziar Hemati receives the George W. Taylor Career Development Award.