Dru M. Wilson
Dru M. WilsonAssociate Professor
Engineering and Technology 
ET Building 246 
989-774-6443 



​​Education
  • Ph.D., Iowa State University, 1998
  • M.S., Purdue University, 1995
  • B.S., Purdue University, 1992
​​Affiliations
Society of Manufacturing Engineers; Plastics Molders & Manufacturers Association of the Society of Manufacturing Engineers; National Association of Industrial Technology; Epsilon Pi Tau, Alpha XI Chapter
​​Teaching Areas
Engineering Design Graphics; Electronic Computer-Aided Design; Fluid Power; Applied Electronics; Plastics Technology; Industrial Internship; Plastics Production Processes; The Art of Thermoforming (Special Themes Course); Composite Technology/Composite Tooling & Prototyping; Industrial Internship; Leadership Internship
​​Honors and Awards
  • NAIT Board of Certification Member;  National Association of Industrial Technology, 2000-2006
  • Master Examiner for the Michigan Occupational Competency Assessment Center in Plastics Technology;  MOCAC, 2002, 1999
  • Certified Senior Industrial Technologist;  National Association of Industrial Technology, 
    1999-Present
​​Selected Publications and Presentations
  • Chen, M., Chan, M. and Wilson, D., “Integrating CAD/CAM and Composite Tooling Technologies in a Research Experience,” 2007 ASEE (American Society for Engineering Education) Annual Conference Proceedings, Honolulu, HI, June 24-27, 2007
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Practical Use of Design of Experiments (DOE) in a Plastics Technology Curriculum,” 39th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Cleveland, OH, November 2006 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Utilization of an Environmental Chamber for Mechanical Property Evaluation in a Plastics Technology Laboratory,” 38th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, November 2005  (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M. & Lerch T.P., “The Utilization of Ultrasound for Nondestructive Evaluation of Composite Laminates in a Plastics Technology Laboratory,” 37th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Louisville, KY, October 21, 2004 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., “Recycling Thermoset Plastics, Can it be Done?” ANTEC Conference of Society of Plastics Engineers (SPE), Plastics Educators Special Interest Group, Chicago, IL, May 16-20, 2004
  • Wilson, D.M., “The Implementation of Recycled Thermoset Composite Powder in Prototype Thermoforming Molds,” Journal of Industrial Technology (JIT), Volume 19, Number 2, February 2003
  • Wilson, D.M., “Composite Tooling for Composite Part Production at an Affordable Price,” 36th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Nashville, TN,  November 21, 2003 (peer reviewed)
  • Wilson, D.M., & Ehlert, J.A., “A Case Study Examining Health and Safety in a Plastics and Composite Technology Laboratory at Central Michigan University,”  Selected Papers 2002 at the 34th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention,  Panama City, FL, November 7, 2002
  • Wilson, D.M., and Ehlert, J.A., “A Case Study Examining Health and Safety in a Plastics and Composite Technology Laboratory at Central Michigan University,” 35th Annual National Association of Industrial Technology (NAIT) Convention, Panama City, FL,  November 7, 2002 (peer reviewed)​