FK Quartet to Represent UNAIR in National MIPA Olympiad

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Four FK students ready to compete at national level after getting through ON-MIPA PT regional selection at ITN Malang. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – University Math and Science National Olympiad (ON-MIPA PT) UNAIR Team was through to the national competition which will be held between May-June in Jakarta. ON-MIPA Quartet from FK UNAIR  are Dinni Royana, Kharis Lazuardi, Winda Denis, and Miftau Rahman, they are all in their VI semester.

They got through to national round after going through the second phase selection (regional) at  Institut Teknologi Nasional (ITN) Malang, last April 5-6 April. First phase selection was held at university level in UNAIR. At regional level, they compete with many other competitions from various universities in East Java to finish all problems given by central committee. The problems were from four scientific subjects: math, physics, chemistry and biology and should be finished in two hours.

ON-MIPA PT is a competition among university students on science (math, physics, chemistry and biology) managed by General Directorate of Higher Education (Dikti) Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (Kemenristek Dikti).  National competition is more intense, therefore, Dinni Royana and friends stay optimistic for the competition and perform the best in their first participation.

“Previous ON-MIPA PT, we just gave opportunities to FST students, when it was opened for other faculties, then we, from FK, tried our luck and finally we made it with a team from FKG,” recalled Dinni to UNAIRNEWS.

After getting through the selection, Dinni, Kharis, Winda, and Mifta and one more student from FKUA, the first winner of OSN-Pertamina (Theoretical Category) in 2015, Pandit Bagus, are now ready to compete at national level. Experience in many science Olympiad events during senior high school will be useful as they also got gold, silver and bronze medals.

”There were no special preparations to national competition, we are going to learn under supervision. We have to prepare individually, study and review all things we have learned so far,” said Dinni.

National selection of ON-MIPA PT is a deciding moment to know who will get the best achievements on science; through getting gold, silver and bronze medals as well as honorable mention for  each scientific field. They admitted that it is not an easy task but they have to stay optimistic and make the best achievements for UNAIR. (*)

Author : Sefya Hayu Istighfaricha
Editor : Bambang Bes

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