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Elisabeth Eitel

Elisabeth is Senior Editor of Machine Design magazine. She has a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering from Fenn College at Cleveland State University. Over the last decade, Elisabeth has...

Apr 08, 2014

No brats here: FIRST students smart and earnest

A couple weeks ago at Cleveland's FIRST Robotics event, I got to meet about 250 high-school kids from about 30 out of the 57 school teams competing. They had great attitudes....More

Lindsey Frick

Lindsey serves a Associate Editor for Machine Design since 2012. She holds a Bachelor of Science in mechanical engineering from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, she has worked in product design, packaging, development and manufacturing. She covers the materials market and...

Apr 03, 2014

2014-2015 Calendar of materials events

It all starts with materials. Here's a list of tradeshows to find advanced or new materials....More

Stephen Mraz

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, defens, and medical.

in A Skeptical Engineer Apr 21, 2014

Greatest Engineering Movie: It’s down to the final two. Let’s Vote!

We’ve gotten it down to two movies, thanks to your generous cooperation. (The number of voters increased over every round, a trend we hope continues.) And looking at the results, it seems NASA and its exploits are still a source of fascination for engineers of all ages. It also looks like engineers and other who participated in....More

Lee Teschler

Leland serves as Editor-in-Chief of Machine Design. He has 34 years of Service and holds a B.S. Engineering from the University of Michigan, a B.S. Electrical Engineering from the University of Michigan;, and a MBA from Cleveland State University. Prior to joining Penton, Lee worked as a...

What's inside GM's recalled ignition switch

We recently took a quick trip to a junk yard to get a steering column from a 2007 Chevy Cobalt. The steering column, of course, also comes with the ignition switch that is the source of GM's recent 1.5 million vehicle recall. We dissassembled the switch so you can see the source of the controversy....More
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