News orgs highlight UC effort to boost engineering representation

Local news media highlighted an announcement this week by GE that it was committing $5 million in Cincinnati to introduce public school students to engineering through a college-preparedness program GE calls Next Engineers.

The University of Cincinnati will serve as GE’s local partner to help introduce students ages 13 to 18 to the world of engineering.

GE selected Cincinnati as one of four inaugural locations, aiming to inspire more than 3,500 local students, provide firsthand experiences of engineering and award financial support to pursue education in engineering. GE launched similar initiatives Wednesday in Greenville, South Carolina; Johannesburg, South Africa and Stafford, England, as part of its goal to reach 85,000 students in 25 cities around the world over the next decade.

GE Foundation in April announced the $100 million program with the goal of reaching more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally over the next decade.

Cincinnati Enquirer: GE invests $5M to launch college-readiness program for engineers

Cincinnati Business Courier: GE investing $5M in Cincinnati; here’s why.

WVXU: GE invests $5 million in Cincinnati to increase diversity of young people pursuing engineering

Fox19: GE announces new program to increase diversity of young people in engineering

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

Featured image at top: Whitney Gaskins, assistant dean of inclusive excellence and community engagement in UC’s College of Engineering and Applied Science, speaks at GE Aviation’s Learning Center. Photo/GE

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