STEM education

Our industry needs talented people with knowledge and skills in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

We actively support STEM with a range of programmes in more than 20 countries. NXplorers, our flagship STEM programme, aims to equip young people with the problem-solving skills needed to become future innovators and leaders. The programme provides twelve practical tools that help them explore issues that matter to them, create preferred future scenarios and bring about positive change.

In 2019, we continued to expand NXplorers and it has now been launched in 17 countries.

We launched the programme in Russia with three workshops, including one attended by 40 young people from 15 countries in St Petersburg. The workshops explored ways to address some of the world’s biggest challenges, such as energy access and climate change.

In India, NXplorers has so far reached more than 19,000 students at 240 schools. Students have developed 268 projects that address challenges related to food, water and energy.

In Malaysia, NXplorers delivered training to more than 600 students from 15 schools. Shell Malaysia also collaborated with the government to expand its main road safety programme to 26 universities.

We also expanded NXplorers in Australia in 2019 to reach more than 200 students across five schools in Perth and two in Broome. Students worked on several projects focused on the feasibility of using renewable energy in schools and the community.

Read more about NXplorers at and Shell’s approach to education at

NXplorer’s participant leading a presentation for their innovative invention at Make the Future India 2019 (photo)

NXplorers is an educational programme that introduces young people to the complex and creative thinking needed to bring about positive change.