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 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 24, 2015

Engineering: The Key to Untold Riches?

More people in the list of the world’s 100 richest people hold engineering degrees than any other degree, according to a study by Approved Index, a....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 14, 2015

5 Myths Surrounding USB Flash Drives

Experts at Premium USB, a company that manufactures and designs USB drives, have taken the time to dispel some of the more prevalent myths....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 19, 2015

8 Myths about the R&D Tax Credit

The U.S. R&D tax credit could be worth up to $10 billion annually to small and large firms. Yet evidence shows that only one of out of 20 small....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 27, 2015

7 Car-Maintenance Myths

  Here are seven widespread myths on auto upkeep you shouldn’t blindly follow:....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 18, 2015

My Favorite Acronym

How about you? Let me know what some of you favorite acronyms are....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 30, 2015

Do the People Living Today Outnumber All Those Who Have Died? (Hint: NO)

Back in the 1970s at the birth of the U.S. environmental movement, “experts” made many dire pronouncements and predictions that have since been....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 16, 2015

Sights from the 2015 Detroit Auto Show

At the 2015 Detroit Auto Show there seemed to be fewer electric/hybrid cars, SUVs, and minivans at the car companies’ displays....More

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