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.
By the end of 2026, the goal of Next Engineers is to reach more than 14,000 students in four cities around the globe. GE is committed to providing the resources that will inspire the next generation of engineers and innovators, wherever their careers take them.
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.