Nita Patel
Nita Patel
Systems & Software Engineering Manager, L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight
Bedford, NH

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I am the Systems and Software Engineering Manager at L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight. We manufacture night-vision and electro-optical systems (i.e., cool cameras that help soldiers see in the dark at night). I was previously the Chief Engineer and Deputy Program Manager for RSIS in Norman, OK where I worked on the NEXRAD weather radar upgrade (i.e., we provided the data behind weather predictions). I am active with IEEE (the world’s largest professional association advancing technology for the benefit of humanity), with Toastmasters (the world leader in communication and leadership development) and the United States Chess Federation.

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I received my MS Computer Engineering (1998), BS Electrical Engineering (1995) and BS Mathematics (1995) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Volunteer Opportunities
  • I am willing to be contacted by educators for possible speaking engagements in schools or in after school programs or summer camps.
  • I am willing to serve as science fair judge or other temporary volunteer at a local school.
Latest Questions
  • Azaj, Greenville

    Added Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    What are some hardships that engineers go through to eventually create or finish a project?
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    Nita Patel, L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight
    Answered Wednesday, August 26, 2015 at 5:56 PM
    Some of the hardships are the same as what you might encounter when you do a project at home. You might not have all the resources you want. For example, you might want to make breakfast for your whole family but you don't have enough butter or milk or ...
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  • Cecilia

    Added Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    I am a high school student who absolutely loves engineering, I participate in an engineering program at school, but Math and Science are not my strong suits. I am good at them but they do not come naturally and I must work extremely hard for my A. I know mathematics and science are important skills to have to be an engineer but are there any parts, fields, or engineering jobs that do not need or use math and science very much? Okay that question may sound dumb but I am just trying to weigh out ...
    Answers 1
    Nita Patel, L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight
    Answered Sunday, March 30, 2014 at 5:38 PM

    Hi Cecilia. Thanks for your not-dumb question. It's a reasonable thing to wonder. Yes, there are several components of engineering that do not require lots of math and science. There are also some fields that are not as intensive as others. For example, ...

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  • Savanna, Maryland

    Added Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    Hi. I started high school thinking i wanted to be a nurse. I started the nursing program this past fall (August 2012) and i just really hated it. I am not a biology person, but i love math and math-based sciences like chemistry and physics. I've done research about engineers and I've gone back and forth between about 3 or 4. I am now down to 2 different ones-electrical and software. I was wondering if you can tell me what software engineers can do and locations they can work. Ideally I would ...
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    Nita Patel, L-3 Warrior Systems, Insight
    Answered Thursday, November 29, 2012 at 5:33 PM
    Hi Savanna, Software engineering is an excellent choice and provides lots of opportunities. I think a combination of electrical and software engineering (typically called computer engineering) would allow you to combine both options. There are lots of ...Read More
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