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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

$1M NIH grant helps researchers refine quick cancer test

The National Institutes of Health has awarded Cornell and UCSF researchers a four-year, $1 million...

Engineering a Robotic Smart Home Interface

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Prof. Avedisian gives ASME Heat Transfer Division Plenary Lecture

on day three of the ASME 2016 Heat Transfer, Fluids Engineering and Microchannel Conference in...

The Department of Defense (DOD) will support spray studies with a grant of up to $7.5 million

over five years. The spray project is led by Olivier Desjardins, an associate professor of MAE.

Ithaca High CubeSat team's concept to get a shot at space

A team from Ithaca High School is among three winners in the recent Cornell CubeSat satellite...

Latest Spotlights

Cornell on Italian TV's #1 science program, Superquark

Shepherd lab and student starting at minute 32. This is in Italian.

Welcome Nelly Andarawis-Puri

Andarawis-Puri’s work in tendon research is in the sweet spot where basic mechanics and clinical relevance overlap completely

CUAir takes 2nd place

in the 14th annual Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) Student Unmanned Air Systems Competition held in Patuxent River, Md. on June 15-20, 2016.

Blast off!: 4-H youth program attendees launch rockets from Cornell slope

The 4-H Youth Development program brought together teens from across New York State to explore STEM on Cornell's campus.