Taylor Tucker

Taylor Made

MechSE blogger Taylor Tucker is a senior at Illinois majoring in engineering mechanics. She is also interested in aerospace. She really likes flying, music, sports, and being outside. She built a pair of stilts and likes to go stilting through town. Also, she can write backwards.
About Mechse

Graduate Blog

The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering (MechSE) offers graduate degrees in both Mechanical Engineering and Theoretical and Applied Mechanics. MechSE is a large and comprehensive department, and the ME and TAM programs are among the top ranked programs in the world. MechSE MS and PhD graduates go on to careers as leaders in research, industry, education...
Alumni blog

Alumni Blog

MechSE alumni are a valued part of the MechSE family, who contribute their knowledge, experience and resources to help change the future of engineering around the world. Learn more about the alumni experience and explore news and opportunities here. Our graduates are leading new technical developments, changing how industries work, and rethinking the future of...
Ritu Raman

Ritu’s Mechanics of Motion

From 2013 to 2017, Ritu Raman was a PhD candidate in mechanical engineering, an NSF Graduate Research Fellow, and a researcher in the labs of Professors Rashid Bashir and Taher Saif. Her research interests are focused on high-resolution 3D bio-printing and soft robotics. Ritu grew up on three continents and studied at ten schools before joining Illinois. She is...
Amanda Steelman

Amanda Goes to Work

Amanda Steelman graduated from MechSE in 2015 with a mechanical engineering degree. She now works in the drilling department for ExxonMobil in Houston, Texas, as an engineer for the Gulf of Mexico team, which focuses on offshore deepwater projects in the Gulf. She blogs about her experiences and living life after college.
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.
 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...