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 Feb 02, 2016

Get Ready for National Engineers Week

It’s getting close to George Washington’s birthday, and that means it’s also getting close to National Engineers Week (Feb 21-27)....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Jan 27, 2016

Buick: King of the Concept Vehicle

Concept vehicles let carmakers show off new engineering tricks and technologies, as well as potential style and color trends without committing to....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 29, 2015

5 Myths about All-Season and Winter Tires

Tires might arguably be the most important components on a vehicle. They’re responsible, at least partially, for making vehicles move, stop, and....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Dec 07, 2015

4 Solar Power Predictions for 2016

Midsummer's Sven Lindström makes four predictions on what's in store for solar energy in 2016....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Nov 18, 2015

6 Dangerous Myths about Electrical Safety

Everyone uses electricity but few people (probably less than 10%) really understand it. This can be dangerous....More
in A Skeptical Engineer Oct 12, 2015

“The Martian”: A Fine Engineering Movie

If you’re looking for a good movie that revolves around engineering, The Martian might fill the bill....More
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

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