Engineers build worlds. All kinds of worlds. Worlds that haven’t even been thought of yet. That’s why we created Next Engineers for the next generation of curious minds.
Next Engineers launched October 13, 2021! As we celebrate our first anniversary, we're taking a look back at the Engineering Academy Year 1.
The Next Engineers: Engineering Academy in Staffordshire, U.K., officially kicked off in January 2022 with its first cohort of 50 students. GE Engineer Martin Singh has been volunteering with Next Engineers from the start.
Year 2 of Engineering Academy kicked off at the end of October! Our first cohort of Academy students reconvened at the University of Cincinnati to begin another year of design challenges, skill-building, and learning about engineering careers.
Next Engineers: Greenville Engineering Academy kicked off Year 2 with design challenges, a motivational presentation, video game demo from Skillsgapp Skillionaire Games, and the first annual Greenville Academy Fall Festival. And with this session marking the first anniversary since the program’s inception, we all welcomed our second cohort of students!
It’s incredible looking back a year after launching Next Engineers in October 2021 across four cities, Cincinnati, OH and Greenville, SC, U.S., Staffordshire, U.K., and Johannesburg, S.A. We’re thankful for our program leaders, local partners, GE volunteers, parents, and most importantly, the nearly 8,300 student engagements we reached over the past year.
On July 22, 54 11th-grade students in their first year of Engineering Academy Greenville, Next Engineer’s three-year program for 15- to 18-year-olds in the Upstate, visited the Clemson campus for a day of learning that was more like a trip to an amusement park than school. Read about their experience.
Meet Faiqa, a 10th grade student at the UJ Metropolitan Academy in Johannesburg who loves baking and science. This year, she became one of the first Engineering Academy students in South Africa.
For the students in the first class of the Academy in Cincinnati, all of whom are sophomores, it’s already been a valuable learning experience.
In honor of National Volunteer Week, we asked GE Volunteers from our Next Engineers cities about their experience working with students and the impact of mentors in their own lives.
See what Next Engineers accomplished in our first quarter!
Kyla W., a member of the Greenville Engineering Academy’s first cohort, is passionate about diversity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). “Diversity matters. Representation matters,” she said.
Representation matters — especially when it comes to the people solving the world’s most urgent problems.
GE's Diversity Annual Report Highlights Next Engineers. The full report can be accessed here.
Courtney’s role at Hughes Academy is to help eighth grade students prepare to transition into high school and beyond through effective career development activities and exposures. When Clemson University’s PEER & WISE approached Hughes about a potential partnership for Next Engineers, Courtney was eager to jump on board.
Experiences like these are why Marvin volunteers with youth, and why he’s volunteering with Next Engineers: Engineering Discovery. He knows first-hand what a difference a single moment can make.