Professor, Department Chair
(425) 739-8100 x8401
West Building, W101C
Cathy Zupke is a Chemical Engineer (B.S. Caltech, Ph.D. MIT) who worked in the biotech industry for 20 years. As part of her process development and optimization activities she wrote code on a variety of platforms for data acquisition, data management, data analysis, process modeling, and process control. When her company (Amgen) decided to leave Washington state, Zupke chose to accelerate her plan to retire and teach. Before coming to LWTech, she taught Computer Science and Engineering at Shoreline Community College.
Professor Zupke enjoys making things—she built her own 3D printer from scratch, as well as a self-balancing electric unicycle. She juggles regularly and is usually making slow progress on some sort of knitting project. While she enjoys teaching computer science, her primary role at LWTech is Chair of the Engineering department.
Professor, Department Chair of Mechanical Design Technology
East Building, E227H
Andrew Short is a tenured professor, department chair, and program lead of the Mechanical Design Technology Associates of Applied Science (AAS) degree in the School of Engineering Science, and Math. He prepares students for rewarding careers with mechanical engineering companies as drafters, designers, and technicians. In particular, Andrew focuses on designing for manufacturability, quality, and function by applying elements and principles of mechanical design to industry standards.
Andrew has earned a Bachelor’s of Science in Industrial Technology, Engineering Graphics from Western Washington University and an Associates of Applied Science in Civil Engineering Graphics from Lake Washington Institute of Technology. He is a certified American Design Drafting Association Mechanical Drafter and a Civil Design Drafter. Andrew is an AutoDesk Certified User in AutoCAD. He is also a Certified Professional Technical Instructor.
He has held engineering related positions with several local firms. He has worked as a mechanical engineering designer with a global leader in electro-mechanical products for commercial and military aerospace applications. As an engineering CAD Technician, he has worked for civil engineering related firms, designing commercial and residential projects. He has worked for an environmental engineering and building construction management firm on residential, commercial and military projects as a CAD Technician. In the past, Andrew also worked as an Apprentice Carpenter for several local construction companies on commercial and residential projects.
To support his department and LWTech overall, Andrew has served on several committees including the Safety and Security Committee, the College Counsel (as chair), various faculty tenure committees, and the Career and Technical Education Advisory Committee for the Lake Washington School District.
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