Nancy DeLoye Fitzroy
Class of 1949
Heat Transfer Engineer, Manager
An internationally recognized and honored expert in heat transfer and fluid flow, Nancy Fitzroy was with the General Electric Company from 1950 until her retirement in 1987, serving in a number of engineering and engineering manager capacities.
Early in her career she was among the first engineers to work on the design of heat transfer surfaces in nuclear reactor cores. Subsequently she worked in Corporate Research and Development where she consulted on technical problems in the field of heat transfer in gas turbines, space satellites, and other GE products.
Throughout her career she was very active in professional societies and in 1986 she became the first woman to head a major national engineering society, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers.
A natural role model for women in engineering, Fitzroy has been an active participant in activities designed to encourage women to seek careers in the profession.