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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

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CanSat Team Competes in AAS Competition

The Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics CanSat team placed 31st overall in the American Astronautical Society (AAS) CanSat Competition. 
Maziar Hemati

U.S. DoD Funds Professor Hemati's Research Project

The U.S. Department of Defense has selected to fund Professor Maziar Hemati’s research project, “Certifiable Transition Prediction and Control.”