Partner with us!

The support Penn State receives from industry partners makes it possible for us to offer our students an optimal learning environment, allowing them to work on industry projects of specific interest to your company that will provide them the real-world experience they need to become successful aerospace engineers following graduation.

Partnering with the Department of Aerospace Engineering makes it possible to purchase new equipment, start new research ventures, and provide our students with internships, co-ops, and design projects. Partnerships also contribute to our students' ability to connect with industry representatives for leads on full-time employment.

In return, we are able to assist with engineering projects and provide fresh, innovative solutions with little or no risk to the sponsor.

If you are interested in partnering with the department, please contact Amy Pritchett, department head, at 814-865-3648 or



The Penn State Department of Aerospace Engineering, established in 1961 and the only aerospace engineering department in Pennsylvania, is consistently recognized as one of the top aerospace engineering departments in the nation, and is also an international leader in aerospace education, research, and engagement. Our undergraduate program is ranked 15th and our graduate programs are ranked 15th nationally by U.S. News & World Report, while one in 25 holders of a B.S. degree in aerospace engineering in the U.S. earned it from Penn State. Our students are consistently among the most highly recruited by industry, government, and graduate schools nationwide.

The department is built upon the fundamentals of academic integrity, innovation in research, and commitment to the advancement of industry. Through an innovative curriculum and world-class instruction that reflects current industry practice and embraces future trends, Penn State Aerospace Engineering graduates emerge as broadly educated, technically sound aerospace engineers who will become future leaders in a critical industry

Department of Aerospace Engineering

229 Hammond Building

The Pennsylvania State University

University Park, PA 16802

Phone: 814-865-2569