ECBE Alumni receives Black Engineer of Year Award
January 14, 2021James Stewart, an ECBE alumni, member of the Industrial Advisory Council (IAC) for the school of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering (ECBE), and a Department Chief Scientist at the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane, will soon be awarded a Black Engineer of the Year Award (BEYA) in the Modern-Day Technology Leader category. https://intouch.ccgmag.com/mpage/beya-award-winners/ BEY awardees are selected by the Engineering Deans of 15 Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU). https://www.blackengineer.com/article/modern-day-tech-leaders-through-the-years/ James is a co-inventor of a pilot geolocation device whose location cannot be easily detected by adversaries, and one of his US patents protects the Navy’s intellectual property for that invention. https://techlinkcenter.org/news/air-force-vet-signs-deal-for-navy-tech-that-covertly-locates-downed-pilots/ After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in Electrical Engineering and Master of Science in Electrical and Computer Engineering from Southern Illinois University, James joined the Naval Surface Warfare Center (NSWC) in Crane as a research engineer.