Undergraduate Blogs

(Fluid) Dynamic Trio

(Fluid) Dynamic Trio

Stefanie Anderson is a senior in ME from the north side of Chicago. Veronica Holloway is a senior in ME from Mount Prospect, IL. Amanda Maher is a senior in ME from Batavia, IL. Together they make the (Fluid) Dynamic Trio!
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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 alumna with a B.S. in engineering mechanics. She loves flying, music, sports, and being outside. She is currently pursuing a research-based master’s degree through the DELTA program at Illinois' College of Education.
 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.