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Engineering Technologies, Safety, and Construction

Charles Pringle

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



Finite Element Analysis
Mechanical Design I
Mechanics of Materials
Plane Surveying
Senior Project
System Analysis and Simulation


MS Engineering Technology, 2007, Central Washington University

BS Mechanical Engineering Technology, 1992, Central Washington University

Work Experience

Assistant Professor (2008 - Present) Teaching Mechanical Engineering

Technology and Industrial Technology classes. Coordinating the Industrial Engineering program at Des Moines.

CWU Facilities Management (2001 - 2008) Worked 2 years as an Engineering Aide for Facilities Planning & Construction Services. Tasks included CAD work, mapping, and surveying.

Worked 4 years as an Information Technology Specialist and then 1 year as the Information Technology group supervisor.

Mechanical Engineer (1992 - 2001) Worked 4 years as a Field and Design

Engineer for a company that designed and built X-Y gantries for High Pressure Waterjet cutting.

Worked 5 years as a metal fabrication shop supervisor.


Systems Engineering
Energy Management / Conservation


Conducted research to analyze the impacts of a policy to reduce or eliminate vehicles on the Central Washington University malls for the CWU Site and Development Committee.


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