IO, Semarang – The team from Universitas Diponegoro (Undip) has succeeded in winning third in the 2019 Student Science Week (Pimnas) competition in Denpasar, Bali, on Friday, (30/8/2019). The 32nd Student Scientific Week was held in Universitas Udayana (Unud) campus in Bukit Jimbaran and was participated in by 1,614 young scientists.
Participants came from 126 universities across Indonesia under the guidance of the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. Institutions consisted of 70 state universities and 56 private ones. The students presented 460 scientific papers, which were judged by 71 jurors.
Undip was able to win two gold, one silver, and one bronze medal, alongside the title for favorite in the Scientific Paper Presentation category. Besides that, Undip won five gold and two silver medals in the Poster category.
Undip Rector Prof. Yos Johan Utama stated that the success of the Undip team generated much pride as the number of Undip students who qualified for the Student Science Week added up to only the seventh largest number. However, after the judging, Undip was able to place third.
“This achievement is an early step to make the Student Creativity Program (PKM) even more serious, and we will promptly create a PKM Center so in future years we can do even better,” said Prof. Yos, as quoted in a release, Sunday (1/9/2019).
Undip Deputy Rector I Budi Setiyono stated that the success was the result of the hard work of tireless students. The victory was a good beginning for students in the Undip environment looking for a career in their respective fields.
“Hopefully, the participants can make use of this struggle for their careers in the future. The university has prepared follow-up programs to improve the Student Science Week results. We will guide the students who make the Student Science Week results possible, so they can enjoy the results from their innovations,” he said. (*/est)