Watch Online: "Rock Star Engineer" Mike Howe '96 on Discovery Channel
Story posted February 10, 2010
Mike Howe '96 and his twin brother Geoff have been described as rock-star engineers. Founders of Howe and Howe Technologies, the twins developed the world's fastest dual-track vehicle for the U.S. Army.
The Ripsaw can go from zero to 50 in 3.5 seconds and climb a 45-degree angle hill, earning its creators the moniker, "the Wright brothers of the military."
Along the way they have become television stars as well, hosting Howe & Howe Tech on the Discovery Channel.
The show tracks their work on various innovations, including the Badger, a 32-inch-wide bullet-proof vehicle created for the Las Vegas Metro SWAT Team, and the SRI Subterranean Rover, a rugged all-terrain vehicle designed to withstand the harsh environment of coal mines.
Howe and Howe Technologies has been featured on the Military Channel, Fox News and in Popular Science magazine.
Read about Mike Howe and his show, Howe & Howe Tech, which airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. on the Discovery Channel.
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