Taylor Made Blog

Taylor Tucker

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.
 

 

 

adrenaline molecule

Taylor Made: Effects of adrenaline

December 11, 2017 - Adrenaline, a hormone linked to the “fight or flight” response to danger, can increase blood pressure, heart rate, and blood sugar levels as well as redistribute blood to specific muscles.
aloe plants

Taylor Made: A little plant science

December 6, 2017 - Just as gravity has a role in human growth, it is also a factor in plant growth. Plants exhibit geotropism, meaning their growth orients in response to the earth’s gravitational pull. The root system demonstrates positive geotropism, growing toward the pull. Some models for root system growth have been made using fractal pattern techniques.
Bioinspired design

Taylor Made: Natural inspirations

November 28, 2017 - Biomimicry is defined as the imitation of nature for innovation and problem solving purposes. Many significant inventions take their inspiration from natural phenomena.