Undergraduate Blogs

(Fluid) Dynamic Trio

(Fluid) Dynamic Trio

Stefanie Anderson is a junior in mechanical engineering from the north side of Chicago. She is a sub-team leader on the university’s Baja SAE team and enjoys listening to music and playing video games in her spare time. Veronica Holloway is a junior in ME from Mount Prospect, IL. She is a sub-team leader on the Baja SAE team, and an undergraduate research assistant...
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Oh, the People You’ll Know!

Engineering mechanics and mechanical engineering are diverse fields with a vast range of careers and applications. Naturally, the MechSE Department at Illinois attracts an array of unique individuals with many interests. These are the stories of our undergraduates and how their various paths led them to MechSE.
Taylor Tucker

Taylor Made

Taylor Tucker is a recent alumni with a B.S. in engineering mechanics. She loves flying, music, sports, and being outside. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in mechanical engineering with a research focus on fluid mechanics.
 Paula Stocco

Solo Un Sol

Undergraduate Paula Stocco traveled to Uruguay, where she collaborated with the students at Universidad ORT Uruguay in design, computation, and Uruguayan culture classes. The region is close to her roots; she was born in neighboring Argentina, in the mountain province of Mendoza. In her blog, she shared her experiences with fellow engineering women, while sipping...
Amanda Steelman

Amanda Goes to Sweden

During the spring 2014 semester, Amanda Steelman was a fourth-year student in mechanical engineering. She studied abroad in Sweden, thanks in part to the Nordberg INSPIRE Student Scholar Award, and blogged about her experiences there. INSPIRE is the Illinois Sweden Program for Educational and Research Exchange.