National Organization of Minority Architects Students (NOMAS) is the student group under the leadership of the National Organization of Minority Architects (NOMA) and is designed to expose architecture students of color to the history, culture, and practice of professional architects of color. An annual NOMA conference is held where students attend workshops to learn more about the impact of current issues in architecture on people of color. The students meet and network with professional architects of color. They raise funds to attend the conference and participate in the student design competition. In the past, Cornell's student chapter was named NOMA Student Chapter of the Year. In 2009 the Cornell NOMA chapter placed fourth in the NOMA student design competition at their conference in St. Louis, and in 2008 the Cornell NOMA chapter won first place in the NOMA student design competition in Washington, D.C.
For more information on the Cornell student chapter of NOMAS contact Sly Mata, Assistant Director of Diversity and Inclusiveness at firstname.lastname@example.org.