Call For Papers: NTA National Conference

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Posted by Michael A. Chapman on July 21, 1998 at 21:58:43:

*** Call For High School, Collegiate, and Professional Papers ***
*** Call For Workshop, Lecture, Forum & Panel Discussion Proposals ***

                        TECHNOLOGY CAREER FAIR

                      BRIDGE TO THE 21ST CENTURY"

The National Technical Association (NTA) is pleased to announce its
70th National Conference and Technology Career Fair will be held at the
Hyatt Regency Crystal City in Arlington, VA on November 20-21, 1998.
THE 21ST CENTURY". NTA invites minority scientists, engineers,
architects, mathematicians, technology educators and students to
participate in one of this year's most comprehensive conferences to
address technology development by the minority community.

The NTA conference will highlight innovative technology advancements of
today's minority technical professionals. It will enable you to network
with minority technical professionals who are vital to U.S. global
competitiveness. The conference technical sessions, workshops and
forums will provide many opportunities to exchange ideas with
professionals who develop the nation's leading-edge technology. The
conference will address critical issues facing the minority community
as key providers of our nation's technology. The conference has
something for all professionals and students who use science and
information to stay globally competitive.

NTA invites you to submit abstracts and proposals for presentations and
workshops that you'd like to make at the conference. Topics directly
related to the conference theme are strongly encouraged; however,
submissions in all scientific/technical and technology education areas
are welcome. NTA will evaluate all submitted abstracts based on their
suitability for inclusion in the conference program. Full manuscripts
are welcome, but not specifically required. NTA may publish abstracts
in a Compendium of Abstracts, to be distributed at the Conference, and

full manuscripts in a special conference proceeding or a future issue
of the "NTA JOURNAL," NTA's official publication.

All technical presentations will be conducted in session format
throughout conference. Each presentation is typically limited to 15
minutes, with 5 additional minutes for discussion. Material better
suited for a forum/workshop setting will be accommodated based on its
alignment with the central conference theme, potential audience appeal,
and accompanying corporate support/endorsement. Please elaborate on
specific needs regarding your desired presentation format when
submitting your abstract/proposal.

We have designed the conference to attract multifaceted participants;
therefore, we extend this invitation to all technical professionals,
technology educators, high school and college students. You need not be
a member of the NTA to participate. Members of all Black Technical
Organizations (BTO's) are especially invited to submit abstracts /

Submitted abstracts/proposals will be allocated to the conference
program at the following participation levels (final conference program
may vary based on the number of acceptable submissions):

o  Professionals - Technical Papers Sessions, Workshops and Forums
o  College Students - Collegiate Technical Papers Symposium
o  High School Students - High School Technical Papers Symposium,
   National Science Fair Project Competition

Note that we are soliciting technical papers from professionals
(including graduate students) and students (college undergraduate and
high school). We are also soliciting high school science projects for
our "National Science Fair Competition." Scholarship awards will be
presented to the best papers/projects in all student categories.

General topics to consider when developing your abstract or proposals
are listed below:

o  Technical Sessions: Engineering, Mathematics, Information and
   Computer Science, Physics, Telecommunications, Space & Aeronautics,
   Energy, Chemistry, Architecture, Environment, and other Science and
   Technology fields
o  Legislative Updates/Policy in Science, Technology, Energy,
   Environment, Space & Aeronautics, Research & Development,
   Telecommunications, Academic Standards
o  Technology Education; Mentoring With Success; Effective Classroom
   Visitation; Merging Technology and Local Communities
o  Corporate America: Where are the Jobs in 1998 and Beyond?
o  Undergraduate/Graduate Research & Educational Opportunities
o  Human Resources Development: Workplace Retraining; Career
   Transitioning; Outplacement; Diversity Management; Multicultural
   Work Environment
o  Information Technology; Interactive Classrooms; The Internet
o  Distance Learning and Continuing Education
o  Charter Schools: Opportunity or Setback for Minorities Pursuing
o  Architecture: Building 21st Century America
o  The African/American-African Connection
o  Technology as a Tool for Economic and Business Development; Small
   and Disadvantaged Business
o  Professional Development


Abstract/proposal submissions must provide the following information:

o  Authors' full name, full mailing address, daytime & evening
   telephone numbers, e-mail address and fax number.
o  Professional or student category (if student, provide grade level).
o  Academic/occupational title, including company/institution name.
o  Indicate whether you are an NTA member (state your membership
   classification and chapter affiliation), member of another
   technical organization, or a non-member.
o  Type of submission (technical paper presentation, workshop, forum,
   science fair project, etc.) and applicable support mechanism (i.e.,
   corporate sponsorship)
o  Title of presentation (15 words or less)
o  Abstract of presentation (150-300 words)
o  One copy of the above information (ELECTRONIC SUBMISSION PREFERRED)
   should be submitted to EACH PERSON listed below:

   Dr. John Trimble                     Dr. George R. Carruthers
   Systems & Computer Science Dept.     Naval Research Laboratory
   Howard University                    Code 7609
   Washington, DC 20059                 Washington, DC 20375-5320
   Before July 31:                   Tel. (202) 767-2764
     Tel. (301) 286-1966                Fax. (202) 404-7296
   After July 31:
     Tel. (202) 806-4822


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              For conference information, please contact:

               The National Technical Association, Inc.
                     1998 NTA National Conference
                          6919 N. 19th Street
                      Philadelphia, PA 19126-1506
                         (215) 549-5743 voice
                          (215) 547-6509 fax

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                   For hotel reservations, contact:

                      Hyatt Regency Crystal City
                     2799 Jefferson Davis Highway
                          Arlington, VA 2202
                             (703) 418-1234

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