Jananda Hill

Jananda Hill

Northrup Grumman
Redondo Beach, CA

Engineers!

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  • School Days
    B.S. in computer engineering, MIT, Cambridge, Massachusetts; M.S. in computer engineering, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.
  • My Day At Work
    My team makes a real difference, because if we don’t design our test equipment and software adequately, there could be a hardware failure after a satellite has been launched into space. At that point, it becomes very expensive or even impossible to correct problems.
  • Best Part
    I love the creativity that’s involved, and the satisfaction that comes when you actually make something work.
  • Proud Moments
    It’s fun to see systems that I've been working on featured in the news. One example is the James Webb Space Telescope, which will allow astronomers to learn more about the formation of the early universe after the Big Bang.
  • Additional Thoughts
    I love the creativity that’s involved, and the satisfaction that comes when you actually make something work.
Biography
Jananda and her team develop methods for testing space telescopes, communications and weather satellites, and a variety of spacecraft. “It's exciting work,” she says, “because these projects are critically important to the scientific community and to the defense of our country.”  
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