Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering

What Do Our Students Love About AME?

Watch our video to learn about one of the most diverse engineering majors. Aerospace and mechanical engineers are the foundation of some of our strongest students groups, including the Rocket Propulsion Lab and the Formula SAE team.

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Keep scrolling for information on professors, current students, student organizations, and more!

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Faculty and Student Orgs

Listen to our extensive podcasts to hear from the chair of our AME department, as well as two star student organizations that are building race cars and sending rockets to space!

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Meet Dr. Geoff Spedding,

Specialist in bird and bat wing flight

“I really enjoy looking at the physics and mechanics of animals and the natural world around me.”Dr. Spedding

Meet Our Aerospace and Mechanical Students

Naish and Shana discuss their favorite parts of being AME students

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Aerospace is so much more than just airplanes. Sure – they’re the first thing people think of, but you could also be working on solutions for the human body, environmental conservation efforts, or animal life. Really, anything that’s moving is fair game.

– Naish, Class of 2018

I love the flexibility and job diversity that my major has to offer. I’ve had two very different internships, one working with mechanical systems in a data center and the other as a sourcing intern for manufacturing and supply chain. The possibilities are endless..

– Shana, Class of 2018

Related Majors

Do you love space? Astronautical engineers lead the exploration the utilization of space. Learn how to build rockets, launchers and other space-faring vessels.
Check Out the Astronautical Engineering Page!
“Chemical engineering is such a fascinating subject for me because it explains many of the everyday interactions around us. How long does it take your pasta pot to heat up? Why is your bike rusting?”

– Sophie, Class of 2018
Check out our Chemical Engineering page!

“I chose to study Environmental Engineering because it’s a field where I’m not only studying environmental issues, but I’m learning how to fix them. As an Environmental Engineer, I will be able to solve environmental problems in a practical way, while still allowing people to live the way they’ve grown accustomed to.”

– Bria, Class of 2018
Check out our Civil and Environmental page!

Related Student Orgs

Design teams are the perfect combination of hands on and theoretical. By combining and applying students skills, design teams allow students to transform their creative ideas into something great for the public.

Design Teams
Entrepreneurial student organizations take the initiative to empowering students to realize their innovative potential. They encourage creative thinking, independence and often organize events to connect students to startup or smaller companies looking for talent.

Professional student organizations provide students to not only network with other engineering students with similar interests but also graduate students, professors and industry representatives. These organizations often inform students the possible opportunities available after graduation through a variety of networking events.

Professional and Academic