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GE launching $5 million program to boost interest in engineering among underrepresented students

October 13, 2021

CINCINNATI — A new program is coming to the Queen City. The GE Foundation is investing $5 million into the community to help boost interest in engineering among underrepresented students.

"We have a mission to inspire the next generation of change makers," Joe Allen, GE Aviation's Chief Diversity Officer, said.

'Next Engineers' is hoping to reach 3,500 students in the Cincinnati area.

Allen said this initiative is so important because of the necessity of engineers to deal with some of our planet's toughest issues. "Whether it's from climate change to quality health care for everyone. These are all problems that engineers can have the ability to help solve," said Allen.

Read the full article on Cincinnati's WLWT Channel 5.