Education, Licensure and Certification (4)
Licensed Professional Engineer: Wisconsin
Ph.D.: Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia 1990
M.S.: Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia 1988
B.S.: Electrical Engineering, University of Missouri-Columbia 1985
Dr. Steve Williams is chair of the Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department at MSOE. His areas of specialization include control systems design, design engineering, electromechanical systems, sensor technologies, power electronics, and digital signal processing. He joined the faculty at MSOE in 2002 and served as the electrical engineering program director before being promoted to department chairperson. Dr. Williams is an ABET program evaluator and has been very involved with the American Society of Engineering Education and the Institute for Electrical and Electronics Engineers.
Areas of Expertise (5)
Best Paper Award, New Engineering Educators Division
American Society of Engineering Education, 2014
Innovative Program Award
Electrical and Computer Engineering Department Heads Association (with Owe Petersen and Jörg Mossbrucker), 2009
Falk Engineering Educator Award, MSOE
Best Paper Award
Energy Conversion and Conservation Division, American Society of Engineering Education, 2006
- American Society for Engineering Education (ASEE) : Member, Electrical & Computer Engineering, First Year Programs, Energy Conversion and Conservation Divisions
- Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Education Society : Senior Member
- IEEE Real World Engineering Projects: Past Chair
- IEEE Early Career Faculty Development Program: Past Chair
- IEEE Committee on Engineering Accreditation Activities: Member
- IEEE HKN the BRIDGE Magazine: Past Editor-in-Chief
Media Appearances (3)
MSOE Is Getting a New Supercomputer, Changing the School As We Know It
Milwaukee Magazine print
Can a new computer science program – and the area’s fastest supercomputer – raise the profile of MSOE?
Staying Smart: How artificial intelligence could impact companies, customers and competition
Milwaukee Business Journal print
Until recently, artificial intelligence (AI) was limited to movies and science fiction. That’s rapidly changing however as advances in computing power and the creation of massive data sets have made it possible to create business applications that are both profitable and transformative.
The Internet's Birthday: Reflecting on 50 years of connectivity
WTMJ Ch. 4 tv
While the internet may be celebrating 50 years, the internet as we know it has evolved tremendously over the last 30 years.
Event and Speaking Appearances (4)
Putting More Punch in PowerPoint Workshop
Frontiers in Education 2009 Conference
Real-time DSP for Educators: Hands-on Workshop
Application of Variable Frequency Drives
Rockwell Automation, August 2004
ASEE Annual Conference - Chairs Conclave
Organizing Director 2018 & 2019
Selected Publications (5)
Impact of a First- and Second-year Culminating Experience on Student Learning in an Electrical Engineering CurriculumProceedings of 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Prust, C.J. Kelnhofer, R.W., Mossbrucker, J., Widder, K.R., Tran, H.V., Williams, S.M.
Using Shadowing to Improve New Faculty AcclimationProceedings of 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Williams, S., Hasker, R., Holland, S., Livingston, A., Widder, K., Yoder, J.
An Innovative Transfer Track from Associate in Applied Science in Electrical Engineering Technology to Bachelor of Science in Electrical EngineeringProceedings of 2014 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition
Strangeway, R., Williams, S., Chandler, E., Kelnhofer, Petersen, R.O.
Senior Design: The Swiss Army Knife of the CurriculumASEE North Midwest Annual Conference
Prust, C., Williams, S.
Real World Engineering Projects: Discovery-Based Curriculum Modules for First-year StudentsProceedings of ASEE/IEEE Frontiers in Education Conference
Williams, S., Vasavada, A., Beneat, J.N., Cappuccino, G.