January 11, 2021
2021 BEYA STEM Award Winner
Alumnus James Stewart has been selected for the Black Engineer of the Year (BEYA) Modern Day Technology Leader award, which recognizes commitment to furthering research and developing new technology within the STEM industry. This award is given by the Council of Engineering Deans of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. He will receive the award at the 2021 BEYA STEM Conference.
In addition, Stewart’s patent for a device he co-invented, which can covertly locate downed pilots, has recently been licensed by Airborne Outfitters. Visit https://techlinkcenter.org/news/air-force-vet-signs-deal-for-navy-tech-that-covertly-locates-downed-pilots/ to read more about the device.
James completed both his BS and MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from SIUC and is currently pursuing his PhD at Purdue University. He is Chief Scientist for the Spectrum Warfare Systems Department at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Crane, Indiana, where he has worked since 2003, and Chairman of the NATO Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) task group.