Matthew Gryczan is in the research phase of his second book that carries a working title of Waterworks: Fun with Hydrodynamics.
He has developed a building toy system that can be used by adults and children alike to put together models of some of the most interesting inventions used by man over the centuries to harness the power of moving water. The system borrows the fun aspect of seeing water move through clear plastic tanks and pipes from the Kenner Hydrodynamic toy sets popular in the 1960s.
In doing the research and model building, Matthew is using his skills and experience as a journalist, engineer, and long-time basement tinkerer. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Michigan State University, he wrote for four daily newspapers, three business publications and several public relations agencies with emphasis on business/technology reporting. During this time, Matthew earned a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering technology from Ferris State University.
He later worked as a product manager and engineer at Autocam Corp., with a specialty in electrochemical machining.