Taylor Made Blog

Taylor Tucker

Taylor Tucker is a 2018 alumna with a B.S. in engineering mechanics. She loves flying, music, sports, and being outside. Beginning in fall 2019, she began pursuing a research-based master’s degree through the DELTA program at Illinois' College of Education.


Taylor Made: Life in plastic is not so fantastic

October 2, 2019 - Plastic gets the job done well, but at a higher cost than meets the eye. As engineers, thinking beyond the mechanical properties and aesthetic of the material we’re considering is imperative for managing the impacts, both positive and negative, that we make in the world.
Shockwave at Oshkosh

Taylor Made: Superfast

August 26, 2019 - During her annual pilgrimage to the AirVenture event in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, Taylor turned her attention to the novel Shockwave, a turbo-jet powered tractor unit.
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.