Climate Action North has launched a project to encourage school children to pursue careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM).

‘Climate Change – Scientists and Engineers needed’ engages with schools and students on taking practical action to address the climate emergency.

The project, which has the support of the Venator Bright Ideas Fund and Engineering Together on Teesside, is led by Julie Harrison, director of STEM and Community Engagement at Climate Action North.

Julie said: “We’re delighted to launch this project. It is more important than ever to highlight the future opportunities in Science and Engineering. It will take the ingenuity and innovation of young bright minds to provide solutions to the many challenges we face to mitigate the effects of climate change’.

With the support of the ‘Engineering Together’ community, current scientists and engineers are coming forward to talk to young people about these opportunities.

Paula McMahon, civil engineer and Engineering Together on Teesside chair, has already taken part in one of the initial sessions delivered to young female students.