Nita Patel, P.E.


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Nita Patel, P.E.
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Past International Chair
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IEEE Women in Engineering
Nita Patel, P.E., is the Senior Director, Engineering at L3 Integrated Land Systems. Nita was named the 2014 L3 Engineer of the Year and the 2011 New Hampshire Engineer of the Year award for her technical contributions to the engineering profession. Nita has been an active IEEE volunteer serving in many roles for over 20 years. She is the founder of the IEEE Women in Engineering International Leadership Conference (WIE ILC) and, in the past, served as Women in Engineering International Chair, 1st VP of Computer Society Board of Governors, Eta Kappa Nu Board of Governors member and 2010-12 IEEE-USA VP of Communications & Public Awareness. Outside of IEEE, she is active volunteer with Toastmasters International and a senior director with the United States Chess Federation. Nita received her MS Computer Engineering (1998), BS Electrical Engineering (1995) and BS Mathematics (1995) from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.