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 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
in A Skeptical Engineer Mar 03, 2016

Putting Nuclear Plants Out to Sea

Nuclear power presents a conundrum to many environmentalists. It’s practically the only way to supply the U.S. (or the world) with large, industrial....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 26, 2016

IoT Spinoffs Could Supercharge Research in the Field

The move toward the Internet of Things is being fueled by several technological advances....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Feb 17, 2016

4 Incredibly Over-Engineered Aircraft

Why is it that some airplanes seem to fly well past what anyone could’ve hoped for in terms of an operational life? Is it overdesign or good....More

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