UGM Geology Engineering Team takes 2nd place in 2020 Geothermal Case Study Competition

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UGM Geology Engineering Team, when receiving the trophy as runner-up in the 2020 Geothermal Case Study Competition. (Photo: Prive. Doc)

IO, Yogyakarta – Students from the Department of Geological Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University (UGM), Yogyakarta, namely, Faturohman Nurul Huda, Febrian Fadila Rizky, and M. Aji Wiyuda, won Second Place in the 2020 Geothermal Case Study (GCS) Competition held at the University of Indonesia (UI), for three days, 13-15 March. This competition was organized by the UI Geosciences Student Association. 

The UGM Geology Engineering student team was based on the internal selection results of the UGM Geoscience Community. Candidates must compete against 17 teams from various universities in Indonesia, including Pertamina University, Padjadjaran University, Diponegoro University, UPN Veteran Yogyakarta, and Bandung Institute of Technology. 

“This competition has two stages: on the first day is the stage of giving and explaining case studies and working on reports. The second day is the presentation stage, in front of judges,” said Febrian Fadila Rizky at the UGM Campus, as quoted by UGM Public Relations, Friday (3/20/2020). 

Febrian explained how the Department of Geological Engineering, UGM, in the GCS Competition 2020 sent two teams as delegates. “The competition was held at the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences (MIPA) UI, precisely in Building A. “This championship is part of a collection of competitions that are integrated and packaged in the UI Geoscience Gigantic Competition 2020 event,” he said. 

As the team leader, Febrian explained that this competition had its challenges. Many unexpected things emerged in this competition, such as expectations about the output of case studies that did not correspond with what had been prepared. 

“Even so, with teamwork and debriefing before the competition given by the Geology Engineering Lecturer, who is an expert in geothermal fields, Ir. Pri Utami, M.Sc., Ph.D., the team can provide the best,” he said. (*/est)