Education in science, technology, engineering and maths

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

We actively support STEM with a range of programmes in more than 20 countries. NXplorers, our flagship STEM programme, aims to help young people develop complex and creative thinking needed to bridge the skills gap for our future needs. NXplorers creates talent that can look at things differently, see opportunities, and build sustainable solutions to global issues, equipping students with the tools and skills to apply their learnings and make their ideas real.

In 2020, we continued to expand NXplorers by launching the programme in Qatar in partnership with the Ministry of Education and the Qatar Scientific Club. More than 500 students and 50 teachers across 10 schools experienced the NXplorers workshops to tackle real, local issues.

Around 50 students participating in an online Shell NxPlorers video conference. (photo)

Shell Singapore’s annual STEM competition, which moved online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, asks students to develop sustainable solutions to food, water and energy challenges.

NXplorers is now active in 18 countries, engaging more than 75,000 students worldwide since 2018. In 2020, due to extended school closures worldwide, the NXplorers programme was adapted to enable students to participate in fully facilitated online workshops. NXplorers also launched a self-learning module and more than 1,300 students worldwide have so far benefited.

Online learning

In 2020, in India, during the prolonged closure of schools due to COVID-19 restrictions, more than 10,000 school students attended online facilitated NXplorers workshops and in Brazil more than 380 students from 12 schools took part in online lessons.

In the Philippines, more than 150 college students took part in a series of interactive, online NXplorers workshops to prepare their entries for the Shell Eco-Marathon, Pitch the Future competition and in Egypt more than 400 students from technical universities participated in online NXplorers workshops.