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Fostering 21st Century Skills Through Integrated STEM Resources

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An Integrated Approach to STEM

National Geographic Education's STEM resources are multidisciplinary and integrate subjects beyond science, technology, engineering, and math to include critical thinking, problem-solving, and 21st century skills.

STEM and Geo-Literacy

The combination of STEM knowledge with geo-literacy—the ability to make decisions based on an understanding of the systems and connections in the world—prepares students to prosper in the 21st century technology-based economy.


Since 1888, National Geographic has supported exploration and discovery through scientific fieldwork with cutting-edge technology.


Critical thinking and problem solving are key STEM skills for the engineering and design work that supports our groundbreaking scientific fieldwork and expeditions.


Communication and collaboration are critical for exploration, fieldwork, and in STEM careers.


Users of geographic information systems (GIS) can identify patterns and relationships in data.

STEM Careers

Inventor: Corey Jaskolski

Corey Jaskolski develops technology such as robotic camera systems and 3-D scanners.

Bioengineer: Kakani Katija

Kakani Katija is an ocean-focused bioengineer and National Geographic Emerging Explorer.

Research Scientist and Engineer: Albert Yu-Min Lin

Albert Lin is a research scientist leading the search for the legendary tomb of Genghis Khan.

Geologist: Dr. Amy Leventer

Amy Leventer is a geologist who examines the history of Antarctica's climate, and what it means for today.

Crisis Mapper: Dr. Patrick Meier

Patrick Meier is a crisis mapper. He collects data and assembles real-time maps that help local relief organizations deliver aid to disaster victims.

Deep-Sea Submersible Pilot Erika Bergman

Erika Bergman is taking citizen science to a new level by inviting students to participate in her expeditions through video chats.

Data Artist: Jer Thorp

Jer Thorp unites the arts and sciences to visualize and communicate complicated information.

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