Taylor Made Blog

Taylor Tucker

Taylor Tucker is a recent alumna with a B.S. in engineering mechanics. She loves flying, music, sports, and being outside. She will be pursuing a research-based master’s degree through the DELTA program at Illinois' College of Education beginning this fall.


Lilium electric air taxi jet

Taylor Made: 186 miles til recharge

August 16, 2019 - The subject of Taylor's latest blog is a former visiting scholar in MechSE, Jens Dodenhoeft, who now works on what is projected to be the first electric air taxi jet publicly available.

Taylor Made: Step in time

July 31, 2019 - In the days of astronomical navigation, chronometers were a critical tool, and these highly specialized mechanical devices are still used today.
Vortex, a mass circling of fluid. Image available for reuse via Google Images.

Taylor Made: Swirls

July 24, 2019 - Taylor sees the beauty of fluid mechanics in natural occurrences like turbulence and bluffs that cause flow separation in river water.