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.

GE Greenville employees: are you interested in volunteering for Next Engineers? If so, contact the Greenville 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 2023, Next Engineers Greenville 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 now closed! Thank you to everyone who applied - you will hear from us soon. If you have any questions, please contact nextengineersGVL@clemson.edu.

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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 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 are now closed. Thank you to everyone who applied! If you are interested in joining the 2024 cohort, please fill out the interest form below.


Engineering Camp begins June 12 in Greenville - we can't wait to welcome our first cohort for Summer 2023!

Engineering Camp Session 2 kicks off on June 19 with ice breakers, design challenges, and more!