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  • Joe Gryniuk

    Full-Time Faculty
    (425) 739-8343
    Kirkland Campus, East Building, E152

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    Joe Gryniuk

    Joe Gryniuk has been teaching at Lake Washington Institute of Technology since 1991. Originally hired when the college was a VoTech, some see Joe as the last employee hired by VoTech or the first faculty member hired by the Technical College. The bottom line is that Joe played an integral part in the development of the current AAS degree and certificate curriculum.

    Prior to coming to LWTech, Joe taught advanced electronics systems for the U.S. Navy at the Submarine School in Groton, Connecticut. What qualified Joe for that position was his extensive electronics background, teaching expertise and the fact that he served as a submariner on active duty in the Atlantic Fleet.

    Joe's passion for Electronics started in junior high school, working on kits and other assorted home projects. Outside of his teaching and military experience, Joe also has experience in commercial broadcasting, Technical Writing, Bio-medical, Aerospace as well as Industrial Electronics industries.

    Joe holds a commercial FCC license, a Senior CET designation as well as IPC certifications. He is a Certified Administrator for the FCC, CET and IPC industry certifications as well.

    Most recently Joe had the distinction as serving as a Faculty Associate for Maricopa Advanced Technology and Education Center (MATEC) in Tempe, Arizona. This position provided Joe with incredible professional development opportunities, working at Penn State University and the University of New Mexico's semiconductor fabrication labs.

    Joe has also been instrumental in developing and presenting Intel's summer faculty institute. He has been a guest speaker around the nation, helping to develop programs and faculty members associated with technology programs.

    Joe is a regular technical reviewer for several publishing companies, with numerous professional writing assignments to his credit.

    In his free time Joe enjoys his family, more electronics as well as travel. Joe is a licensed pilot and a self-proclaimed aviation evangelist.

    Peter Welty

    Peter started teaching electronics at Lake Washington Institute of Technology in 2006. His education includes an Associate in Science degree from Foothill College, an Associate in Arts and Sciences degree from Pierce College, and a Bachelor of Science from Central Washington University.

    Peter has held various positions at companies large and small in the electronics industry, from small telecommunication firms to major semiconductor companies. He holds several industry certifications and both federal and state licenses related to the electronics and engineering. He brings high energy and state of the art ideas and processes to his students.

    He currently teaches the advanced end of the Electronics program, covering diverse topics including microcontrollers, data acquisition, and PCB layout.