Taylor Made Blog

Taylor Tucker

Taylor Tucker is a recent alumna with a BS in engineering mechanics. She loves flying, music, sports, and being outside. She plans to pursue a master's degree in mechanical engineering with a research focus on fluid mechanics.


roll bar installation on a Miata

Taylor Made: Headstands with Miatas

January 9, 2019 - Taylor takes us through her fun personal project of adding a roll bar to her 1993 Mazda Miata.
smokeless firepit

Taylor Made: Smokeless fires

December 4, 2018 - The vapors rising from a stainless steel fire pit were clear and virtually odorless, leading Taylor to wonder at first whether the logs were hiding a gas fuel source. After all, the smoke coming from each fire was, essentially, smokeless.
Recently harvested crop field in Pesotum, IL.

Celebrating autumn with 1800s agriculture!

October 29, 2018 - Happy fall! In the spirit of harvest, here are some interesting farming-related histories.