Taylor Made Blog

Taylor Tucker

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


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.

Taylor Made: Step in time

July 31, 2019 - In the days of astronomical navigation, chronometers were a critical tool, and these highly specialized mechanical devices are still used today.