Applications for Engineering Academy 2024 are now open! See details below and learn How to Apply.

Our Program

On October 13, 2021, the GE Foundation, with GE Aerospace and the University of Cincinnati, launched Next Engineers Cincinnati. Together, we are investing in Greater Cincinnati’s youth — the future engineers who will drive the change the world needs.

Engineering Academy applications are now open! Apply by November 27!

GE Aviation employees: are you interested in volunteering for Next Engineers? If so, contact the Cincinnati Team for more information.

Engineering Discovery
Grade 8

Opportunities to explore and discover

Students (8th Grade) build awareness about what engineers do through a variety of short, exploratory sessions led by GE engineers. Volunteers deliver creative, hands-on activities in the classroom or community to inspire young people and expand their understanding of what engineering is all about.

Engineering Camp
Grades 8-9

An immersive learning experience

In the summer of 2022, Next Engineers Cincinnati will offer a series of Engineering Camps, perfect for 8th and 9th grade students. Students (who have just completed Grades 8 and 9) are immersed in the engineering process through a week-long camp experience. Students interact with experienced engineering faculty, staff, and business leaders as they complete design challenges inspired by real-world scenarios, building an identity as aspiring engineers. All Engineering Camps are free of cost.

Camp applications for 2023 are closed. Thank you to everyone who signed up. If you have any questions, please contact

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Engineering Academy
Grade 10

A transformative learning experience 

Are you a 10th grader? Do you want the chance to think and act like an engineer? Apply to be in the Engineering Academy. Over three years, students learn engineering skills and prepare for college. With over 220 hours over 3 years outside of school, the Academy includes a series of immersive design challenges, career coaching, and college-readiness workshops to equip youth with the skills they need to build an engineering career. All Next Engineers: Engineering Academy Cincinnati graduates who enroll in an engineering degree program at an institution of higher education will receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Applications for January 2024 are now open! Please sign into to complete the application below. The application is due by Monday, November 27, 2023. You can review the schedule for Year 1 here. If you have any questions or need technical assistance with the application, please e-mail Thank you!