Karen Bangs


Office: 192-238A
Phone Number: 805-756-6210
Email: krbangs@calpoly.edu


Karen Bangs holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Cal Poly SLO and an MBA from University of California, Irvine. She is in her 16th year of teaching at Cal Poly. Before joining Cal Poly she spent 19 years in the semi-conductor industry working at Skyworks Solutions Inc. Her responsibilities included Industrial Engineering analysis, Operations Finance and Supply Chain Management. She teaches a wide range of subjects from Introduction to Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering to Human Factors to Senior Project. In addition to teaching Karen led the Women In Engineering Program from 2007 to 2010 and was the Faculty Safety Coordinator for the College of Engineering from 2016-2020

Areas of Expertise

Process Improvement, Managerial Accounting, Engineering Economics, Supply Chain Management, Project Management

Other Interests

Traveling, hiking, reading, Cribbage


Spring 2023 Office Hours

Office Hour held in person in 192-238. 
Day Times
Monday 1:10pm - 3:00pm


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