Name: Nipa Patel

Program: Electrical and Computer Engineering

University(s) / College(s) Attended: McMaster University

Education / Degree(s): Master’s in Engineering

Current Job Title: Test Engineer

Current Employer: Gentherm Inc.

Fun Facts About Me

Share one fun fact about yourself:
State level champion in volleyball in my school days and singer in my university days...

The most inspiring engineer I know is ....... Because ........ ?:
Frankly speaking I am inspired by myself after I realize that not too many woman’s in engineering profession work in actual technical field. Most moved on to teaching or management. I am so proud of myself realizing I am working in manufacturing which was mostly male dominant area for work.

Profile Questions

Why did you choose to study engineering?:
I chose engineering because I like to try new things and take a risk with everything I do.

How do you apply your engineering degree to your current career?:
As Test Engineer, I make tester and tester automation software to test high volume electronic products in manufacturing environment.

What do you love most about your career?:
Technology is now life of everyone and I am proud that I do have part in making them.

What advice would you give to someone hoping to pursue a career in engineering?:
Please try to come out of your comfort zone. Things at first are always hard but I guarantee it will be easier as you dive in.

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