As a combined department, The Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics conducts research across three broad disciplines: aerospace engineering, engineering mechanics, and computational engineering (computational mathematics and engineering). The five research areas are cross-disciplinary and usually involve collaboration of faculty members and graduate students from several departments. Research is administered through research centers such as the Center for Space Research, the Center for Aeromechanics, the Center for Mechanics of Solids, Structures, Materials, the Oden Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, the Wireless Networking and Communications Group and more.