We actively support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. Our industry needs talented people with knowledge and skills in these areas, and through our STEM programmes we aim to inspire future generations.
NXplorers, our global STEM programme, introduces young people to the challenges of solving complex problems, equipping them with the tools and skills needed to create sustainable change. We are helping to deliver a growing, diverse and talented population of future innovators and leaders.
In 2018, we launched NXplorers in a further 12 countries, including Australia, China, Kazakhstan, India and Trinidad and Tobago. We now support STEM programmes in more than 20 countries.
In Australia, students from schools in Perth and Broome were taught the NXplorers methodology to explore challenges and design their own sustainability ideas. At events, students exhibited projects aimed at improving food and energy sustainability issues in their communities. We plan to roll out NXplorers to more schools in Western Australia in 2019.
In 2018, we also renewed our 33-year partnership with Questacon in Australia with the launch of a new and improved Shell Questacon Science Circus designed to inspire a passion and curiosity for science in people of all ages.