Our Approach


The goals and objectives of the NTA are:

  • to develop and integrate the minority technical input into the total scientific product.

  • to bring to minorities an awareness of their technical contributions to our society.

  • to provide for technical interchange among minorities.

  • to motivate minority youth toward technical careers.

  • to break down barriers to minorities entering the technical professions.

Our Story


The Hampton Roads Chapter of the National Technical Association Inc., was chartered in 1968 at Hampton University in Hampton, Virginia. It has since grown to include the entire Hampton Roads area, which includes the Virginia cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg; the Virginia counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Mathews, Southampton, Surry, and York; and the county of Currituck in North Carolina.

The NTA Hampton Roads Chapter is comprised of volunteer engineers, scientists, computer specialists, mathematicians, technicians, designers, math/science educators, physicists, chemists, and other persons who are committed to expanding the career awareness and opportunity for minorities and women in science/technology fields. Both professionals and non-professionals are invited to join us in this endeavor.

The chapter provides exemplary leadership in the community through mentorship, encouragement, scholarship, and career awareness. Chapter major programs include its Mathematics Contest,SAT Tutorials, Technical Student Symposium, CHROME Picnic, Tennis Open, Scholarships, and various other community service activities. See the chapter Calendar of Events for up to date information concerning chapter activities. The chapter also partners with many local organizations to carry our mutual goals and objectives consistent with the NTA mission. Some of those organizations are: Cooperating Hampton Roads Organizations for Minorities in Engineering (CHROME), Peninsula Engineers Club (PEC), Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Megagenesis Program, Norfolk State University Computer Science, Engineering and Mathematics Departments, Hampton University Mathematics Department, and the NASA Langley Research Center's Office of Education and Office of Equal Opportunity Programs.

We are always looking for chairpersons and committee persons for our activities. Please contact the chapter president by email @ wayneboston111@gmail.com if you are interested in working on any of our chapter programs.

Meet the Team


Wayne Boston


Yolanda Hinton

Yolanda Hinton

Vice President


Julie Williams-Byrd


Elijah Kent2

Elijah Kent