Emerging Explorers

Every year, National Geographicrecognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists, storytellers and innovatorswho are changing the world, known as our Emerging Explorers. Today, the National Geographic Society is excited to announce its 2017 class of Emerging Explorers. The group hails from all over the globe: Borneo, Italy, Mozambique, Angola, the United States, and...

Today, the National Geographic Society announced its 2016 class of Emerging Explorers, a group of 13 inspiring individuals from around the globe whose unconventional thinking and innovations are changing the world for the better. The Emerging Explorers Program recognizes and supports uniquely gifted and inspiring scientists, conservationists and innovators who are at the forefront of...

During a 2014 talk on his exploration of deep-sea coral reefs, Baruch College marine biologist David Gruber showed a video of clunky robotic hands collecting fragile specimens of coral and sponges from the ocean floor. Harvard engineer and roboticist Robert J. Wood was in the audience — the two scientists were being recognized as Emerging Explorers by...