Our Program

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On October 13, 2021, the GE Foundation, with GE Vernova 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 Vernova 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 Vernova 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 2024, Next Engineers Greenville will offer 2 sessions of Engineering Camp in Clemson, SC, perfect for 8th and 9th grade students. Students (who have just completed Grades 8 and 9) are introduced to the engineering process through a week-long camp experience. Experienced engineering faculty, staff, GE Vernova volunteers, and business leaders interact with students interact as they complete design challenges inspired by real-world scenarios, such as building bridge prototypes and creating their own pressure-powered cars. All Engineering Camps are free of cost.

Camp applications for 2024 are closed! Thank you to everyone who applied.  

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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 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 Greenville graduates who enroll in an engineering degree program at an institution of higher education will receive a $20,000 scholarship.

Applications are closed! We are not accepting new applications in Greenville for the foreseeable future. Thank you to everyone who applied. If you have any questions or need technical assistance with the application, please e-mail NextEngineersGVL@clemson.edu. Thank you!