Preparing for liftoff
Prof. Tengfei Luo (far right), shown with Ph.D. student Quishi Zhang, sent an experiment aboard the International Space Station in June 2021.
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering aspires to Innovate for Humanity, tackling problems that affect human dignity and quality of life worldwide.
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The animal kingdom has long been a source of inspiration for the design of robots, which use legs to walk, run, jump, …
Mark Plecnik receives NSF CAREER Award for new mathematical framework for designing mechanisms in robotics
Mark Plecnik, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, has received the National Science …
David B. Go, professor and chair of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, has been awarded an endowed professorship. …
Meenal Datta, assistant professor of aerospace and mechanical engineering, was recently awarded a National Institutes …
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Facilities and Resources
Hessert Laboratory for Aerospace Research and Hessert Laboratory at White Field are among the world’s finest university-based aerospace research facilities. They feature 19 major high-speed wind tunnels that generate the near-flight conditions for groundbreaking work in aerospace engineering, as well as labs and equipment that support investigations in aero-acoustics, aero-optics, fluid-structure interactions, gas-turbine propulsion, general flow control, hypersonics, multi-phase flows, sensor and flow actuator development, and wind energy.
Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering offers two undergraduate degree programs, one in Aerospace Engineering and one in Mechanical Engineering.
Clubs and community
Students contribute to campus life and the engineering profession through many clubs and organizations, including the Rocket Team, BajaSAE, NDSeed, Engineers without Borders, the marching band, glee club, liturgical choir, and many others.