AEM Alumni Reunion Class of 1969


The AEM Class of 1969 gathered to celebrate their 50th reunion--and the first moon landing--on July 19-20, 2019. They toured campus and visited the wind tunnel facility in Akerman and few research spaces, including the department's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Lab.  

They spent time reminiscing and enjoying the longevity of their friendship and positive opportunities that came from their days at the University of Minnesota. Back in 1969, the department was known as the Department of Aeronautical Engineering. The graduates went on to be successful at a variety of companies such as Boeing, TRW Inc., and many others.

“We had an excellent curriculum and preparation. The skills we learned at the University of Minnesota allowed us to stand up in the world. We’ve all had successful careers and most of us have had interesting accomplishments as well. And we always have good stories to share!” - George Ceman, 1969 AEM alumnus