The Aerospace department welcomes new research talent. Our students and faculty push many boundaries in aerospace engineering from the combustion of biofuels in jet engines and advanced optimization programs to improve commercial aircraft to plasma thrusters for space exploration. You could be a part of it — learn more about applying to the Aerospace graduate program.
Undergraduate research is an important part of the Michigan experience. Students have a range of opportunities to get involved in research within Aerospace or elsewhere in the University.
- Students at U-M can get a taste of graduate student life through the Summer Undergraduate Research Experience Program (SURE).
- The Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP) provides a structured research experience for credit or pay through a work-study program. Apply in the spring before your freshman or sophomore year.
Build your own research experience
Most Aerospace professors welcome motivated undergraduate students who are interested in exploring their area of research. Aerospace independent study courses allow students to engage in research for credit, or some faculty offer lab work for pay. Advice on connecting with Aerospace research.