On December 9th, 2022, GE’s Next Engineers Project Manager Brittany Sanders, Program Assistant Tyler Roland, and PEER&WISE intern Skyler Holland traveled to Hughes Academy of Science and Technology in Greenville, SC.
Greenville Academy had a raring start to the new year with its first design challenges for both cohorts of 2023. Our students returned to Clemson University fresh off the holidays for a skill development and career-building day.
In our latest session, our Greenville Academy Next Engineers had a packed schedule with a design challenge, a motivational presentation and video game demo from Skillsgapp Skillionaire Games, and the first annual Greenville Academy Fall Festival. And with this session marking the first anniversary since the program’s inception, we all welcomed our second cohort of students bringing our total up to over 70 students!
We welcome back Cohort 1 of Next Engineers. Our 50 scholars were tasked with their first design challenge of the new Engineering Academy Year: The Marble Run Challenge!
This Summer, over 150 8th and 9th-grade students participated in Next Engineers: Engineering Camp at Clemson University. During this week-long immersive engineering experience, students learned about robotics, civil, chemical, and electrical engineering and explored GE Renewable Energy and GE Gas Power.
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.
Come learn more about Greenville Project Manager: Brittany Sanders in this Q&A profile.
The Greenville Academy Scholars had a busy weekend as they reflected on their previous experiences as well as their goals for the future!
This week, the Academy Scholars of Greenville completed the final designs, building process, and testing phase for their third engineering challenge, all about Desalination!
GE Volunteers, alongside PEER & WISE staff and GirlsUpGVL, collaborated to host an Engineering Discovery Event.
Last Academy session, the 54 scholars from the first cohort of Next Engineers at Clemson University received their next design challenge, all about the fascinating desalination process.
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.
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.
Greenville held its first volunteer training session earlier this week to prepare GE volunteers for Engineering Discovery activities. Representatives from FHI 360 and Clemson PEER & WISE introduced new volunteers to Next Engineers. The Clemson team provided logistics for the first round of Discovery activities, set to take place Friday, October 22, in local schools.
GE Invests $5 Million in the Next Generation of Greenville Engineers.
GREENVILLE — A new engineering education initiative expects to impact 3,500 young people in Greenville in the next five years and increase diversity in the industry.
GE is putting $5 million into the launch of Next Engineers in Greenville, which the company says is a global college-readiness program implemented locally by working with Clemson University.