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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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Recent News

Five New York companies awarded JumpStart funding

through the Cornell Center for Materials Research JumpStart program, which is supported by Empire...

World's Smallest Spacecraft Is Prelude To Enormous Voyage

Sprites, which were built by researchers at Cornell University, were launched June 23 aboard an...

Cornell Projects to Cultivate the Digital Agriculture Landscape

Research investment from the Cornell University Agricultural Experiment Station (CUAES) will fund...

Blossom: A Handcrafted Social Robot - Soft Inside and Out

Exciting work by Prof. Hoffman, his lab, and Google Zoo's creative technology team in APAC. Article...

Experimental work with lidar by Professors Barthelmie and Pryor

makes front cover of WindTech International magazine July/August 2017.

Latest Spotlights

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao presents research at New York Academy of Sciences

“Application of Smartphone Technology in Food Safety” at the Journey Through Science Day in New York City on September 18th.

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, wins Best Poster Award

for FeverPhone Research at the ACLS International Summer School 2017 in Singapore.

Things You Can Do With an Extra Robotic Arm

Professor Hoffman's lab asked “What would you use a wearable robotic third arm for?”

SIGGRAPH 2017: This Controller Changes Shape To Match Virtual Objects

The project is a collaboration between NVIDIA and Cornell, with Ph.D. candidates Ben Mac Murray and Bryan Peele from Cornell's Organic Robotics Lab.