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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

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao wins third place award in “Our Microbes, Our Global Health” international symposium poster contest

Xiangkun (Elvis) Cao, a Ph.D. student from the Erickson lab, wins the third place award for his...

Cornell professors contribute to winning offshore wind energy alliance

Three Cornell University professors contributed to the successful proposal to lead the National...

Silberstein wins DOE grant to study polymer membranes

Meredith Silberstein, assistant professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace...

MAE's Max Zhang aims for impact in Ithaca and beyond

In a one-hour conversation with Zhang, the word “impact” came up no fewer than 10 times. It is...

Watch a robot improvise

A robot’s got to know its limitations. But that doesn’t mean it has to accept them. This one in...

Latest Spotlights

MAE's Cao wins third prize in ERN Conference video contest

Watch Elvis Cao describe FeverPhone in his award-winning video.

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.