The Action Engineering team continues to grow with the addition of Karen Wylie in the role of 3D Engineer & Instructional Designer. Karen is responsible for creating 3D data sets and supporting training. She brings classroom experience teaching SOLIDWORKS, applying instructional design practices in multiple settings, and teaching technical skills to a variety of learners.
Prior to joining the Action team, Karen served as Lead Faculty over the Alternative Energy Technology program at Northwest State Community College. There, she developed and implemented certificates and associate degrees designed for both engineering students and workforce development students. After relocating to Colorado, Karen served as teaching faculty at the Colorado School of Mines and Red Rocks Community College. She mentored traditional and non-traditional students in multi-disciplinary teams to solve real-world problems with creativity, technical and communication skills, and teamwork. She also taught SOLIDWORKS to fulfill one required component of students’ proof of concept. Most recently, Karen served as the Adolescent Program Director at a local start-up public charter school, where she focused on developing a program that married specific pedagogical needs with Colorado Essential Skills for 21st century workforce readiness.
Karen holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Geological Engineering from the Missouri University of Science and Technology and a Master of Science degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver.
When she is not working, Karen is an avid trail runner and enjoys going on adventures with her husband and two teenagers.