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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Posts by Stephen Mraz

in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 30, 2016

Five Aircraft Ideas NASA Is Exploring

NASA does a lot more than just explore space. It has also long been inventing new ways to make flying safer and more efficient. To add to its....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 22, 2016

IoT Emerge: The Woodstock for the Internet of Things

Join thousands of your colleagues and industry leaders as they gather at Emerge IoT in Chicago’s McCormick Place on Nov 2 -4 for three days filled....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Aug 16, 2016

Most Colleges Lose Money Trying to Exploit Patents

Like a lot of ideas and concepts springing from government and universities, letting colleges and universities profit from patents made by their....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 29, 2016

Design a 3D Printable Tool for Astronauts—Help NASA and Win a Prize!

A company called Made In Space partnered with NASA to develop a zero-gravity 3D printer. It has been up on the International Space Station undergoing....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 21, 2016

Time to Update Engineering Colleges

It’s time engineering colleges took a look at their curriculums and majors and made some changes. There’s already almost too much....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jul 12, 2016

Library of Babel: Genius, Insanity, or Computer Geeks Gone Mad?

Jonathan Basile has cataloged every possible 3,200-character page consisting of permutations of the 26 lower-case letters, commas, periods, and....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 30, 2016

Celebrating Juno’s Arrival at Jupiter this Weekend

Engineers and scientists at NASA will be spending some tense time at NASA’s mission control as the four-ton spacecraft Juno ends its five-year, 1.74....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jun 28, 2016

Darpa’s Race for a Special Ops Motorcycle

Soldiers in the U.S. Special Operations, such as Navy Seals and Army Rangers, could soon see a new tool in their arsenal....More
in A Skeptical Engineer May 13, 2016

Purdue’s AEP Design Challenge

Congratulations again to the Boilermakers at Purdue University for winning our 2016 Engineering Bracket Challenge....More
in A Skeptical Engineer May 09, 2016

NASA Explores Supersonic Airliner—Or Will It Be a Spy Plane?

NASA is making moves to start work on a new X-plane, a half-scale flying version of a supersonic airliner....More

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