George Carruthers (right) and a telescope developed by Dr. Carruthers
George Carruthers (right) and a telescope developed by Dr. Carruthers

Aerospace Engineering at Illinois has a long history of providing students an all-encompassing educational experience. Many of these experiences result from the students’ interaction with our diverse alumni, who remain engaged with the department years after leaving campus.

If you are interested in being active within the department or keeping current on departmental activities, please check out our Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn pages, or contact to subscribe to our e-news and/or print newsletter.

If you are interested in participating in Engineering Open House judging, Senior Design, mentoring students or giving a professional or technical lecture, please contact Tim Cochrane at or 217-333-1149. You can also let us know about your recent activities by using this online form. We appreciate hearing from you!


Alumni Contact

Tim Cochrane

Tim Cochrane
Associate Director of Advancement
University of Illinois
Department of Aerospace Engineering
309 Talbot Lab MC-236
104 S. Wright St
Urbana, IL 61801
V: 217-333-1149


The purpose of the Aerospace Alumni Constituent Group shall be to:

  • Represent the alumni of the Aerospace Engineering Department
  • Advance the standing, reputation, accomplishments, and leadership of the department, the College of Engineering, and the University
  • Promote the participation of the alumni in the affairs of the University

Mark Crowley, President
Aerospace Engineering Alumni Advisory Board

The Aerospace Alumni Constituent Group is a constituent member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association.

If you have questions or comments, please contact Tim Cochrane.

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