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Lipika Garg

Graduate Engineer, Arm Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd.

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It is ok to fail. Achieving our goals is never going to be easy. But it's important that we get up and keep moving forward.

WHAT DO YOU DO?

I work on Arm architecture verification. I ensure that the chips developed by Arm partners are up to the specifications designed by Arm architects.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS FIELD?

I was very inquisitive as a child. When I was younger, I would read my older brother's books, who is also an electrical engineer. That inspired me to become an engineer, as well. I always had this assumption I could only work either on hardware or software. But I didn't want to compromise! I discovered the field of embedded systems during my second year of college. It was love at the first lecture. There was something beautiful about designing a system whose hardware and software work together seamlessly to enable a specific application.

WHAT DO YOU LOOK AT & THINK, "I WISH YOUNGER ME WOULD HAVE KNOWN THIS WAS POSSIBLE?"

In my college I was part of a satellite team. I worked in the satellite communications sub system. The day I was successfully able to receive data from satellites was the highlight of my college life. I think the younger me, who wanted to become an astronaut, would have been really proud of what I achieved that day.

WHY DO YOU LOVE WORKING IN STEM?

STEM is not going to get boring for a long time. It is always evolving. There is so much scope in the kind of technology we are developing. Every day we are discovering new things and breaking barriers of what science can do. This means I will never stagnate as well. I will keep learning and keep exploring.

BEST ADVICE FOR NEXT GENERATION?

It is ok to fail. Achieving our goals is never going to be easy. We are bound to fail and fail many times. But it's important that we get up and keep moving forward.

INSPO / FUN FACT

"you sort of start thinking anything's possible if you've got enough nerve." — J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince