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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

Cornell receives $611k for "FeverPhone" research

Co-Project Leader Professor David Erickson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering.

2016 Academic Venture Fund Awards given to 4 MAE faculty

announced by the Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future. Congratulation to all!

A Fascinating and Unique Take on Social Domestic Robots - Vyo

Vyo is “a personal assistant serving as a centralized interface for smart home devices.”

Cornell, ADC tackling rescue ropes issue for U.S. Navy copters

Researchers from Cornell and Advanced Design Consulting, Inc. of Lansing are partnering to develop...

Brian Kirby promoted to Full Professor

effective July 1, 2016. Providing excellence across the board. Congratulations!

Latest Spotlights

"An End-To-End System for Accomplishing Tasks with Modular Robots" by Gangyuan (Jim) Jing, Tarik Tosun, Mark Yim, and Hadas Kress-Gazit won

best systems paper, was a finalist for best paper, and best student paper at Robotics:Science and Systems 2016. It was the only paper to be nominated in all three award categories.

MAE Alumni breakfast held...

Sibley School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering was happy to see some of our alumni at a breakfast held in Upson Hall June 11th.

Professor Rebecca Barthelmie awarded the title of Affiliate Professor

in the Wind Energy Department of the Danish Technical University

Mike Psiaki (B.Sc. 2009), Senior Designer, the LEGO Group

is interviewed by Innovation Navigation about his design of Lego's Ferrari F40.