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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

Sibley School of Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering student awards

We offer our congratulations to undergraduate and graduate award winners.

Cornell CubeSat wins ride into space with NASA in 2019

Cornell's Cislunar Explorers team has won the final phase of NASA's CubeSat competition and thus...

Perrine Pepiot promoted

to Associate Professor with Tenure starting July 1, 2017. Congratulations!

Singh wins grant from defense department for cancer research

Ankur Singh, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, has...

2017 Merrill scholars honor their teachers and mentors

Thirty-three outstanding seniors were recognized May 24 at the 29th annual Merrill Presidential...

Latest Spotlights

CUAir achieves 2nd place

at 2017 Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International Student Unmanned Aerial Systems (AUVSI SUAS) Competition.

ASME - MECHANICUS Volume 7, Issue 3 - May 2017 edition.

Resistance Racing Pulls Up to the Curb With Fresh Ideas; Emissions & Cleaner Power Systems with Dr. Max Zhang.

A tradition since 2001... and almost each year since,

the Mechanical Engineering Seniors have made a video as a class gift to their classmates. Here’s this year’s video (goes to YouTube).

BESTie Elvis Cao wins 2017 Biotech Symposium Best Poster Award

Cao, a Ph.D. student in Professor Erickson’s lab, won 1st place at the 9th annual New York State Biotechnology Symposium.