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 Sep 16, 2015

5 of History's Worst Engineering Disasters

While collecting this short list of engineering disasters, I decided that to qualify as a disaster, an event had to involve loss of life, and the....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 24, 2015

It’s Good to be an Engineering Graduate

The young women and men who made it through U.S. engineering colleges last year did quite well for themselves. The good news for most of them started....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 06, 2015

5 Common Motor Myths

The average consumer, and even a few non-electrical engineers are unaware that what they think they know about motors and efficiency just isn’t true....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 17, 2015

NASA’s New Horizon Swings by Pluto

After a decade and more than 3 billion miles of space travel, the New Horizon space probe has swung past Pluto, closing in at only 8,000 miles from....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 02, 2015

8 Little-Known Facts about the Hubble Telescope

What don’t you know about the Hubble telescope?....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 23, 2015

Then There Were Two: Vote for Your Favorite STEM Starter!

After three weeks of intense voting, we’re down to the Championship Round in our STEM Starter competition. It will pit Heathkit/Crystal Radio....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 16, 2015

Down to the Final Four STEM Starters

Third-round voting will take contest down to two finalists....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 09, 2015

STEM Starter: Results and Second Round Voting

The votes are in and have been counted in the first round of voting on this year’s STEM Starter Showdown....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 01, 2015

STEM Starter Showdown: Help Choose the Best Engineering Inspiration (and Win Prizes)

The polls are open! You are invited to vote in Round One of our STEM Bracket Showdown. It pits 16 popular kits, toys, models, and tools against one....More
in A Skeptical Engineer May 01, 2015

Myths from Our Childhoods

Here are three myths that many have believed since grade school....More
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