News orgs highlight UC effort to boost engineering representation
UC is helping launch GE's $100 million Next Engineers program in Cincinnati
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.
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
Football player excels in engineering class and on the field
October 15, 2021
University of Cincinnati student Alec Pierce has tackled the field as a Bearcats football standout and the classroom as a successful engineering student. As he prepares to graduate this winter, Pierce sets his sights on the NFL.
Well + Good: Aging isn't all bad for the brain
October 14, 2021
UC's Dr. Rhonna Shatz is featured in a Well + Good article exploring certain brain functions that can sometimes improve as we age.
Local 12: Dropping COVID-19 cases across the country could...
October 14, 2021
Carl Fichtenbaum, MD, of the UC Division of Infectious Diseases in the College of Medicine was interviewed by WKRC-TV, Local 12 for a story on how dropping COVID-19 cases across the country could signal herd immunity.