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 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
in A Skeptical Engineer May 03, 2016

Purdue University Takes Top Honors in the AEP Challenge

The voting is over, the fat lady has sung, and Purdue University emerges as the winner....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 26, 2016

The Final Round in the AEP Bracket Challenge: Purdue v. Georgia Tech

Round Four voting results have taken the top four schools down to the final two....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 18, 2016

It’s Down to the Top Four in the Academic Engineering Challenge

Results from Round Three just came over the wire, taking the number of competitors down to four for Round Four....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 12, 2016

It’s Down to 8 in the Academic Engineering Challenge

Results from Round Two voting are in and the cream seems to be rising to the top as it’s now down to eight engineering schools....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 04, 2016

Results of Round One of the Academic Engineering Challenge

There were some blowouts and some squeakers in the first round of Penton’s Academic Engineering Program Bracket Competition....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 29, 2016

2016 Bracket Challenge: Help Us Pick the Most Outstanding Engineering Program

This year's bracket challenge lets you help determine which of 32 outstanding collegiate engineering programs deserves to be recognized as our....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 14, 2016

4 Reasons Companies are Bringing Manufacturing Back to the U.S.

The trend to outsource manufacturing began right after China joined the World Trade Organization at the end of 2001....More

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