David Mowat is supporting National Science and Engineering Week which runs from 11 to 20 March.
Schools, community groups, science centres and museums across the country are organising thousands of events and activities involving hundreds of scientists and engineers. National Science and Engineering Week and its partners offer a wealth of opportunities for young people to enjoy and learn more about the sciences and engineering.
Mr Mowat said:
"It is so important that we as a nation start producing more graduates in science and engineering as they have such an important role to play in society.
Mr Mowat sits on the Board of the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology, the non-partisan advisory board on Science and Technology policy within Parliament.