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Our mission is to conduct visionary research in pursuit of the world's next great advances while providing a world-class education to tomorrow’s leaders in the fields of mechanical and aerospace engineering.

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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Latest Spotlights

Three Violet Project Team students

attended Boeing's Engineers week and take first place in an airfoil competition.

Cornell sinks teeth into four new MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)

Dive into computational fluid dynamics, heat transfer, solid mechanics and finite element analysis in a hands-on introduction to engineering simulations with Rajesh Bhaskaran, senior lecturer and Swanson Director of Engineering Simulation, Sibley Sch...

Cornell has become a partner

on the European Wind Energy Master program, joining 42 other organizations from around the world in support of wind energy teaching and research opportunities.