AEM students standing together

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.




Ericksen honorary degree

SIAM Establishes the Ericksen Prize

The award is named in honor of the late Jerald LaVerne Ericksen, Professor Emeritus.
"Iridium Sandstorm" rocket launching

Blasting to the Max with the UMN Rocket Team

Catch up with this year's Rocket Team and donate on Give to the Max Day!