Penn Taylor (center)
Member since 2011

Interests:
Appropriate technology, combustion, heat transfer, simulation and modeling, solar thermal applications, software user interface design, music, edge tools, superinsulated construction, rational thought, my family, turkey bacon, chickens, guineafowl, West Africa, Central America, human languages, food security, a million other things.

Motivating factors:
Desire to help others, love, morality, duty, respect, fear, guilt, humor.

Places:
Mississippi, Oklahoma, Washington D.C./NOVA/MD , Iowa, Missouri. Used to live at Dancing Rabbit Ecovillage. Important life events in Guatemala and Mali.

Education:
BS Physics, University of Oklahoma, focus on quantum physics
MS Mechanical Engineering, Iowa State University, focus on thermofluid systems and biomass combustion