The 2022 Engineering Academy application is now open! Create a NextEngineers.org account and apply now!

Our Program

On October 13, 2021, the GE Foundation, with GE Renewable Energy, GE Gas Power, and Clemson University PEER & WISE, launched Next Engineers Greenville. Together, we are investing in Greenville and Upstate youth — the future engineers who will drive the change the world needs.

Apply now for Engineering Academy, beginning in October.

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

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Engineering Discovery
Ages 13-14

Opportunities to explore and discover

Students (ages 13 to 14) 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.

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Engineering Camp
Ages 14-15

An immersive learning experience

In the summer of 2022, Next Engineers Greenville will offer a series of Engineering Camps, perfect for 8th and 9th grade students. Students (ages 14 to 15) 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 2022 are now closed. Stay tuned for information on Camp in 2023.

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Engineering Academy
Ages 15-18

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 (ages 15 to 18) learn engineering skills and prepare for college. With over 80 hours per year 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 Greenville graduates who enroll in an engineering degree program at an institution of higher education will receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Applications for Cohort 2, beginning in October 2022, are now open! Rising 10th graders interested in the Engineering Academy can log in and apply now:

Events

Academy students will be meeting for a virtual orientation session, introducing them to the program directors, staff, and facilitators.

Academy students will be meeting to start their design projects and learn more about critical thinking, presentation skills, and problem solving.

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Magnet Night Hughes Academy of Science and Technology

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This event aims to expose our students to the many college and career options they will have after high school. At least 45 vendors are to be present so our students can make three rotations through careers of their choice.

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Hughes Academy is excited about our fall festival. This event will provide a

safe, free and fun evening for our Hughes families as well as the surrounding

community. Our success as a school is due in no small part to our community business

Academy students will be meeting to continue their design projects and learn more about critical thinking, presentation skills, and problem solving.

Academy students will be meeting to continue their design projects and learn more about critical thinking, presentation skills, and problem solving.

Academy students will be meeting to continue their design projects and learn more about critical thinking, presentation skills, and problem solving.