Gillian Martin MSP joined the Shell ‘Girls in Energy’ Conference last week to promote women in STEM.
The event is designed to inspire girls to consider pursuing a STEM based career by engaging them in a mixture of activities, meeting inspirational role models and learning more about STEM careers.
Some 100 girls participated in the conference and is part of a one-year course to open young women’s eyes to the energy industry’s wealth of career opportunities.
The Aberdeenshire East MSP was a judge on a Dragons Den style panel grilling the students on their ideas to tackle the global energy challenge and discuss transitioning to a cleaner energy future.
Ms Martin said: “The conference was a huge hit and takes tech out of the classroom helping to show girls what a future career in STEM could look like for them.
“These are skills and opportunities which will become ever more critical as we transition to a low carbon economy and tackle the climate emergency.
“We are already seeing massive technological changes which will affect changes to work and employment in the future- it is so important that women from a young age see their part in this transition.”