Stephen Mraz

Senior Editor, Machine Design

Steve serves as Senior Editor of Machine Design.  He has 23 years of service and has a B.S. Biomedical Engineering from CWRU. Steve was a E-2C Hawkeye Naval Flight Officer in the U.S. Navy. He is currently responsible for areas such as aerospace, defense, and medical.

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in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 23, 2017

Engineering School Bracket Challenge: Round 2 Results; Round 3 is Underway!

The second week of our annual showdown is finished, with only three more weeks left to go....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 16, 2017

In the Engineering School Bracket Challenge, Round 2 Is On!

If you haven’t been paying attention, this year’s Bracket Contest from Machine Design, Electronic Design, and several other sister publications is....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 13, 2017

9 Myths about Animal Experimentation for Biomedical Research

Computer simulation is making great strides in helping biomedical researchers explore how the human body functions and what can be done to help....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 08, 2017

Germany’s Lessons in Windpower

About 15 years ago, Germany embarked on an ambitious plan to re-engineer how it got its electricity. Its goals were noble, but that alone....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 23, 2017

ID&E (Rocks and) Rolls into Cleveland

Taking place May 8-10, ID&E will be teeming with engineers, designers, system integrators, plant operations personnel, and high-level decision-makers....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 21, 2017

Government-Funded Engineering Projects: What Could Go Wrong?

It’s not as if the government can’t do anything right. After all, even a blind pig can find an acorn once in a while, as my father used to say....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 02, 2017

Ford Reincarnates the GT Supercar

Two years ago, the new Ford GT was a sleek and shiny concept car that consumers didn’t know would eventually reach production. Here’s a look at....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 23, 2017

SAE’s 6 Levels of Self-Driving Cars

The SAE International standard that defines the six levels of driving automation (J3016), a standard adopted by the U.S. Dept. of Transportation and....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 18, 2017

3 Myths about Manual and Automatic Transmissions

Auto enthusiasts, seemingly a dying breed, have long argued that manual transmission, or stick shifts (though some of you might remember shifters on....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 11, 2017

9 Myths about Solar Panels

Many homeowners don’t think solar power is for them. The technology isn’t ready, or their location isn’t right, or maybe they plan on moving soon....More
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