Our mission is to diversify the practitioners of science by providing programs to encourage under-represented minority students in middle school, high school, and college, to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and math. In addition, we mentor and nurture young technical professionals to help them develop the skill to innovate solutions for today’s technical problems.




92nd Annual Conference was a success!!!

The theme for the conference was: 20/20 Vision: Keeping It 100 – Powering the Next Generation of STEM Diversity

Click here to check out the 2020 conference presentations

Click here to see 2020 student research submissions

Due to the impact of the COVID 19 Pandemic the National Technical Association (NTA) partnered with Clark Atlanta University, Africa Awareness Week and HBCU Green Fund to bring you a Virtual 92nd Annual Conference and Student Research Symposium held online from September 21 – 25, 2020.

The conference was generously sponsored by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)   The conference featured remote presentations from technical experts with live participant interaction.

2021 NTA Annual Conference

Don’t forget to mark your calendar for this years year’s 93rd Annual Conference which will take place beginning on September 22nd, 2021 – location tba.  Registration has not yet opened for the conference.  However, you can expect great discussions based on the theme which will expound on the ideas and methods available to the NTA to broaden participation in STEM and assist in training the technical workforce for the global economy.

We invite all individuals and organizations to participate. The event typically kicks off on Wednesday with a welcome from our president and an opening speaker followed by two days of panels, speakers, a student research symposium and other special events to promote professional and career development.  All culminating in an awards ceremony on the final day.  We look forward to your participation in 2021.

Become a Member:

Originally established by African-Americans to confront discrimination and unequal opportunity, NTA today is an organization for all minorities, women, and youth pursuing technical careers.  Today nearly half of NTA professional members are women, a testimony to the work throughout its years as an icon for excellence and diversity in America.
NTA  Professional Member Benefits include some of the following:

All work and no play…

The annual conference featured several virtual party events to allow participants to unwind and network. So please join our group Facebook Group NTA – STEM Talk to remain part of the ongoing discussion.