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Welcome

Paul Orkwis, PhD.

As director of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, I would like to welcome you to our website.

Established in 1929, our program boasts a talented and diverse community of students, academics, and researchers.  Members of the aerospace department are united by a commitment to intellectual vitality and excellence.  We engage together in the discovery of knowledge in the classroom, through groundbreaking research, and through partnerships with industry.

Our students are part of an exceptionally dynamic group with a record of high achievement that reaches far beyond the walls of the classroom.  Every year the College of Engineering and Applied Science awards to an exceptional senior the Herman Schneider Medal award. We are pleased to announce that our Aerospace studuent Cameron Crippa was named the winner of the 2016 Herman Schneider Medal. In the last academic year, aerospace students excelled in competitions and gained a number of scholarships and research awards. In the past, two of our bright and talented students (now graduated) Kyle Flenar and Sophia Mitchell were recognized as the college’s Engineer of the Month.

Through co-operative education, our students have great opportunities to extend classroom studies by working with industry on real-world problems. Our education efforts are providing high quality engineers that can go directly to business – by the time our students graduate, they hold a distinct advantage over others as they have already worked five semesters implementing practical applications.

Because the department is part of a large research university, we offer many interdisciplinary education and research opportunities for our undergraduates.  And, according to U.S. News & World Report, the University of Cincinnati is in the Top Tier of the country's "Best National Universities" with the aerospace engineering program ranking in the top 50 in the nation.

We are pleased that you are visiting the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics website.  I invite you to explore the remaining pages for more about our degree options, courses, faculty and research. Should you have questions or want to come for an actual visit, please don’t hesitate to contact me or any of our faculty members.

Paul D. Orkwis, PhD
Bradley Jones Professor
Department Head, Aerospace Engineering
and Engineering Mechanics