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Aeronautics and Astronautics Undergraduate Major

Blending foundational aerospace engineering with the newest technologies, the Aeronautics and Astronautics program prepares students to become leaders in the field of aerospace and related engineering systems.

A project‐based curriculum teaches students how to apply fundamental concepts in design, implementation and operation to laboratory experiments and aerospace system design problems. As a program driven by both student and industry demand, its combination of depth and breadth readies students for a range of careers in the field: aircraft and spacecraft engineering, space exploration, air- and space‐based telecommunication, autonomous systems, robotics, commercial space transportation, military service and more.

student in lab

Undergraduate Teaching Lab

$5 million

Help expand opportunities for undergraduates to engage with cutting‐edge projects and research. Occupying the entire second floor of the Hugh Hildreth Skilling Building, the lab will be the hub for everything from building responsive drones to designing low‐cost satellites.

Students flying drone

Flight Lab

$2.5 million

Help student work take flight. The new indoor flight lab in the William F. Durand Building will give students the ability to design, build and flight test unmanned systems like drones, surface vehicles, collaborative robots and other aerospace vehicles.

Student at work in a lab.

Help us achieve our vision by supporting our core funding initiatives.

Funding Initiatives


Matthew Bahls
Director of Major Gifts

Frank Scioscia
Director of Strategic Partnerships

Development Staff