The National Technical Association (NTA) founded in 1925, is the oldest, most comprehensive, organization of under-represented minorities in technical fields. It includes scientists, engineers, architects, mathematicians, teachers, and administrators. NTA places a large emphasis on educating young people and professionals for the technical oriented global economy labor market.
The NTA Baltimore Chapter was founded fifty years ago in 1958 under the 16th National President, Henry L. Livas. Charter members included the chapter’s first president, Edward W. Taylor, Architect; Robert Pentigrew, Electrical Engineer; Cecil Johnson, Educator/Printer; Thomas V. Davis, Architect/Planner; Clarence Barber, Jr., Engineering Technician; and Curley Wilson, Scientist. They were the pioneers who opened doors in the science and technical fields for African Americans in the Baltimore metropolitan area at Westinghouse Electric Corporation, Martin Marietta, the Baltimore City Planning Commission and Aberdeen Proving Ground.
The local Chapter meets the third Wednesday of each month except July and August. Meetings are held at in Conference Room 113 of the EngineeringBuilding at MorganStateUniversity. All are invited to attend.
2011 – 2013 Officers
President Dr. Bill Lupton
Vice President Dr. Reginald Amory
Secretary Dr. Fred Oliver
Treasurer Mr. Claude Artis
SE-Regional Director Dr. Gbekeloluwa Oguntimein
2013 BALTIMORE CHAPTER PLANNED ACTIVITIES
Windsor Mills Middle School Science Fair Judging-February 14, 2013.
NAACP Science Fair Judging – Spring (tba) 2013.
33 rd Annual Joseph S. Tyler, Jr. Scholarship Awards Banquet - June 7, 2013.
85 th NTA National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio – (tba) 2013.
Career Day Fair – Baltimore City Public Schools – (tba)
Tour – Center for Built Environment and Infrastructure Studies (CBEIS)
Morgan State University, November 20, 2013. 6 p.m.
Annual X-mas NTA Membership Luncheon, December 18, 2013. – 12 noon
32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Chapter held its 32nd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on June 1, 2012 with Dr. Carl White, Associate Dean, Morgan State University being the keynote speaker. He received the Joseph. S. Tyler, Jr. 2012 Award. Ninety individuals were in attendance.
In addition, the following 2012 Baltimore Chapter Awards were presented:
Baltimore Chapter 2012 Senior High School Scholarship ($ 1,025.00)
Group B, 1st Place – Algebra
Group A, 1st Place – Advanced Mathematics
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Teacher of the Year Award:
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Community Organization of the Year Award:
New Psalmist Baptist Church STEM Expo Program
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Technical Business of the Year Award:
Innovative STEM Solutions, LLC
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Service Award
Baltimore Chapter 2010 Highlights
Joseph S. Tyler, JR. 30th Annual Scholarship and
held its 30th Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on June 2, 2010
with David E. Scott, Director of Public Works being the keynote speaker. He
received the Joseph. S. Tyler, Jr. 2010 Award. Ninety-seven individuals were in attendance. The following additional awards were presented:
Baltimore Chapter 2010 Senior High School 2010 Scholarship
Polytechnic High School
Baltimore Chapter 2010 NTA Teacher of the Year Award:
Darryl Richards, The New ERA Academy High School
Baltimore Chapter 2010 NTA Community Organization of the
Road Youth Program
Baltimore Chapter 2010 NTA Technical Business of the Year
2009-2010 Baltimore Chapter Activities
Tour of BaltimoreCommunityHigh School of Computer Science and Civil Engineering Departments at MorganStateUniversity – December 3, 2009.
Black Engineers Conference NTA Exhibit- February 19 – 20, 2010
NAACP Science Fair Judging- (TBA)
GuilfordElementary School Career Day Program-(TBA)
MathlecticsHigh School Competition-(TBA)
30th Annual Joseph S. Tyler, Jr. Scholarship Awards Banquet-June 2, 2010