Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

Charles Pringle, EIT

Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering Technology
Hogue Technology Building, Room 203K, Ext. 2437

Office Hours: Posted outside office door


Finite Element Analysis
Lean Manufacturing (
Mechanical Design I & II
Senior Project
System Analysis and Simulation



MS Engineering Technology, 2007, Central Washington University

BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1992, Central Washington University

Lean Bronze Knowledge Certificate

Work Experience

Associate Professor (2008 - Present) Teaching Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Technology classes. 

CWU Facilities Management (2001 - 2008) Began at Facilities Planning & Construction Services.  Then worked as an Information Technology Specialist and then as the Information Technology group supervisor.

Mechanical Engineer (1992 - 2001) Field and Design Engineer for a company that designed and built X-Y gantries for High Pressure Waterjet cutting. Additionally a Manager / Manufacturing Engineer for a small manufacturing company.


Lean Manufacturing
Systems Engineering

Energy Management / Conservation


Class room pedagogy, lean mfg, and systems.


Johnson C., Pringle C., and Davis N. (2013). “Measuring the Impact of Internships on Design using a Materials Activity,” American Society for Engineering Education Annual conference, Georgia.

Bearsley, R. and Pringle, C., (2011). Machine Design Lab: Using Automotive Transmission Examples to Reinforce Understanding of Gear Train Analysis. In American Society for Engineering Education.

Pringle, C. and Callahan, S. (2011). Energy Week Curriculum for Washington State Business Week.

Pringle, C., and Bender, W. (2010). Educational Operation Four Days a Week. In American Society for Engineering Education.

No Vehicles on the Mall, International Symposium of the International Council on Systems Engineering, San Diego, 2007.