Karin Dykeman
Karin Dykeman
SUNY-Oswego http://www.oswego.edu/tech Dept of Technology 103 Park Hall Oswego NY 13126-3599 US Phone(315) 312-3011 Emailtechdept@oswego.edu
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Karin Dykeman received her Bachelor of Science in technology education, Master of Science in Education (elementary curriculum and instruction), and Certificate of Advanced Study in Educational Leadership all from SUNY Oswego. She holds New York State teaching certifications in Technology Education K-12 and School District Leadership. As an assistant professor at SUNY Oswego since 2020, Ms. Dykeman teaches undergraduate and graduate education courses as well as technical writing and literacy. Her first years in higher education have been active, earning over $25,000 in grants, becoming part of the 2022 21st Century Leadership Academy cohort, serving on school and college level committees, and co-facilitating the community STEM education program KidsTech. As a public school teacher, Ms. Dykeman taught primarily secondary design and engineering classes. She developed new courses in electronic systems, command and control systems, material science, material processing, and product design and development. She served the school and district as department chair and on scheduling, professional development, common formative assessment, building renovation, and diversity, equity and inclusion committees. Local and regional teaching awards have recognized Ms. Dykeman’s expertise, and in 2016 she was named a New York State Master Teacher. Outside the classroom, Ms. Dykeman has contributed to the profession by serving on national advisory boards for Project Lead the Way in creative and critical thinking, and ethics in engineering education as well as for Engineers for a Sustainable World. She has contributed to state and national curriculum and assessment initiatives; served in leadership roles in both the Central New York and New York State Technology and Engineering Education Associations; and presented regularly at regional, state, and national conferences. She has advised a number of STEM-related student clubs including Odyssey of the Mind; VEX Robotics; Technology Student Association; FIRST's Junior LEGO League, LEGO League, Tech Challenge, and Robotics; and conducted numerous STEM and design programs for elementary students in both schools and the community. Ms. Dykeman also recognizes the value of intercultural experiences having been an exchange student in Iceland, studied abroad in Madrid, and welcomed visiting professors from China and Japan to her classroom. Her work with Engineers for a Sustainable World provided the opportunity to mentor high school and undergraduate students in China through community sustainability design projects then travel to China to work with the students, judge their final presentations, and award funding to four different projects. Ms. Dykeman resides in Central New York with her family, including a very spoiled cat and miniature schnauzer.