Nurturing Scientists, Engineers, Technologists and Educators Since 1926

About NTA




History & Origin

The National Technical Association, Inc. (NTA) www.ntaonline.org was established in 1926.  Its purpose was to create a medium for expressing underrepresented professional concerns for the lack of minority participation in the mainstream of architectural and engineering activity in America. Today this goal has not changed but has expanded to include a major concern for the participation of minority youth in meeting the challenges of modern technology.  In addition, for youth who have dropped from the challenge, NTA encourages them to seek allied programs to suit their interest and needs.


NTA Cleveland

The Cleveland Chapter of the National Technical Association, NTA Cleveland, was founded in 1974. Our chapter members serve as professional BE-STEM mentors, advisors on historically underrepresented issues, and consultants on local councils throughout the region. (BE-STEM stands for Business, Education, Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). NTA Cleveland fulfills national goals by hosting activities throughout the year such as career awareness and developmental programs, BE-STEM exhibits, speakers bureau, site visitations and cultural enrichment events.  Chapter members bring historically underrepresented individuals to the attention of agencies, corporations, and institutions looking for strong, diverse talent.



NTA Cleveland Executive Officers


President: Dr. Bilal Mark McDowell Bomani
Vice President: Charles Doxley
Secretary: Annette McDowell
Treasurer : Henry Fain
University Liasion : Tanetta Curenton
Parliamentarian : Janice Gassaway




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