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Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

The Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering has roots at Cornell that go back to the founding of the University in 1865. Since then the Sibley School has grown to become one of the largest academic units in the University. Currently housed in Thurston, Kimball, Upson, Grumman and Rhodes Halls, the Sibley School is home of the mechanical engineering (ME) B.S. degree program as well as graduate programs in the fields of mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering (AE) and theoretical and applied mechanics (TAM).

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Recent News

NASA greenlights revolutionary Savransky satellite project

NASA has just greenlighted a project from Cornell University that is truly mind-blowing: a...

Insect flight--still a mystery

The flight capabilities of insects are nature’s solution to locomotion in air, according to Z. Jane...

Campbell reappointed as Director of MAE for one-year term

Professor Mark Campbell has been reappointed for a one-year term as the S.C. Thomas Sze Director...

MAE professor Wolfgang Sachse approved for emeritus status

Wolfgang Sachse, Meinig Family Professor of Engineering Emeritus, has been approved for emeritus...

Savransky proposal selected in phase one NASA's Innovative Advanced Concepts Program

Dmitry Savransky, assistant professor (MAE), had his proposal "Modular Active Self-Assembling Space...

Latest Spotlights

The Robotics Revolution Will Be Soft

“It would be great if our robots behaved more like us,” says Rob Shepherd. Shepherd runs the Organic Robotics Lab at Cornell University, which describes itself as “using synthetic adaptation of natural physiology to improve machine function and auton...

MAE Grad students win awards at ASEE St. Lawrence Section

Three Sibley school grad students won awards for their posters at to 2018 ASEE St. Lawrence Section annual conference.

Autonomous vehicles for air, land, and sea

Ferrari and the LISC are working on a multitude of projects, many of them focusing on autonomous sensor technologies installed on ground, air, or water vehicles.

SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy Rocket poised to change space exploration forever

“In a few years we'll have an unprecedented set of choices for heavy lift. That will change the world — for science, exploration, and commercial use of space..."