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.
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.