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 5:30PM in Conference Room 113 of the Engineering Building at Morgan State University. All are invited to attend.
2013 – 2015 Officers
President Dr. Reginald Amory Chair, Civil Engineering Dept. Morgan State University
Vice President Dr. Bill Lupton Chair, Computer Science Dept. Morgan State University
Secretary Dr. Fred Oliver Consultant Administrative Judge Nuclear Regulatory Commission
Treasurer Mr. Claude Artis Business Manager H&B Tours
SE-Regional Director Dr. Gbekeloluwa Oguntimein Lecturer, Civil Engineering Dept. Morgan State University
FY2014 BALTIMORE CHAPTER PLANNED ACTIVITIES
Annual X-mas NTA Membership Luncheon - December 18, 2013
Windsor Mills Middle School Science Fair Judging - February 12, 2014
John H. Thompson 2014 Mathematics Competition - April 26, 2014
34 th Annual Joseph S. Tyler, Jr. Scholarship Awards Banquet - June 6, 2014
86 th NTA National Conference, Cleveland, Ohio – September 24-26, 2014
Baltimore Chapter 33 rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet
The Chapter held its 33 rd Annual Scholarship and Awards Banquet on June 7, 2013 with Dr. Anthony Johnson, Director of the Center for Advanced Studies in Photonics Research, University of Maryland, and Baltimore County being the keynote speaker. He received the Joseph. S. Tyler, Jr. 2013 Award.
In addition, the following 2013 Baltimore Chapter Awards were presented:
Baltimore Chapter 2012 Senior High School Scholarship ($ 1,000.00) Miles Johnson – W.E.B. DuBois High School
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Teacher of the Year Award: Julita Belches – W.E.B. DuBois High school
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Community Organization of the Year Award: All Saints Evangelical Lutheran Church
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Technical Business of the Year Award: BITHENERGY
Baltimore Chapter 2012 NTA Service Award Edward Taylor
Highlights of Chapter History
Hosted NTA National Conference in Baltimore in 1972, 1982, 2012.
Co-Hosted NTA National Conference in Baltimore-Washington in 2007, 2010.
Two Chapter members have served as National Presidents. Bill Lupton and Ed Taylor.
Sponsors Annual Joseph S. Tyler Scholarship and Awards Banquet 1980 – 2012.
Sponsors Annual membership X-mas Luncheon.
Developed 3-T (1991-1992), SEMPREP (1993), BUSI (1994) Programs in education in partnership with Morgan State University and with funding from NSF.
Developed the CAP Program in Baltimore with funding from NASA.
Sponsors Annual Mathematics Competition for High school students in the Baltimore Metropolitan area.
Support selected robotic programs in area high schools.
John H. Thompson, former SE NTA Region Director and Baltimore Chapter representative, spoke and lobbed on September 15, 1983 before the Maryland State Board of Education for establishing an engineering school at Morgan State University.