A Mexican student studying towards an MBA in Energy Management at the University of Aberdeen has recently taken part in a major student energy conference in her homeland.
Astrid Karam received special funding from Student Energy, a charity that aims to encourage the next generation of leaders in sustainable energy, to participate as a delegate in the International Student Energy Summit in Merida.
The summit is an annual global forum that focuses on sustainable resource management and the role that students will play in defining the future of energy development. It was hosted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), the largest University in Latin America.
Meanwhile, Astrid’s visit back home also included a visit to the Congreso Mexicano del Petroleo 2017 (Mexican Petroleum Conference), which is Latin America's most important forum for the exploration and production industry.
Astrid is one of a number of MBA Energy Management students who are travelling the world to take part in a variety of conferences and competitions this summer.
Describing her participation in the student energy summit, she said: “I consider myself very lucky for attending this event, meeting with colleagues and future leaders of the industry and discussing the challenges and opportunities facing Mexico and the world in terms of energy management and development.
“It was easy to participate in the discussions, particularly the ‘Innovation Jam’ where all the delegates formed teams and put forward their thoughts on the future of the energy industry.
“As a young professional, it was inspiring to watch and meet so many students and professionals who are committed not only to transforming the energy market of our world, but to working together on sustainable development for the future benefit of our nations.”