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Interim Department Head Kelly Cohen, Ph.D.

As interim 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.  We are proud of our very own Aerospace student, Liberty Shockley, for winning the prestigious 2018 Presidential Leadership Medal of Excellence.This is awarded by the University of Cincinnati to graduating students who "best exemplify scholarship, leadership, character, service and the ideals of the University of Cinicnnati."

In addition, 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 Nathaniel Richards was named the winner of the 2018 Herman Schneider Medal. In this current academic year, Aerospace students excelled in competitions and gained a number of scholarships and research awards. The Office of Research and UC’s Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanical Engineering are thrilled to announce the creation of a new Space Fellowship at the University of Cincinnati. It’s first recipient: Matthew Terry.

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.

Kelly Cohen, PhD
Interim Department Head, Aerospace Engineering
and Engineering Mechanics