UNAIR Students Win 3 Silver Medals in Math and Science Olympiad

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(From the left) Pandit Bagus, Winanda Denis Kurniawan (silver medals on Biology), Miftau Rahman Taufik (Silver medal on Chemistry), Physics supervisor Arif, Kharis Lazuardi (Silver medals on Biology), Riyan Iman Marsetyo, and Dinni Royana. (Photo: Special)

UNAIR NEWS – Excellent students of UNAIR keep making achievements. This time, UNAIR gained reputation from three students who won three silver medals in National Olympiad – University Math and Science (ON-MIPA PT) 2016. The event was held in Hotel Kartika Chandra, Jakarta, on May 23 – 26, 2016.

The six students were Dinni Royana (FK/2013), Kharis Lazuardi (FK/2013), Winanda Denis Kurniawan (FK/2013), Miftau Rahman Taufik (FK/2013), Pandit Bagus (FK/2015), and Riyan Iman Marsetyo (Fakultas Kedokteran Gigi/2014). From the six of them, three won silver medals. They were Kharis (silver medal on Biology), Denis (silver medal on Biology), and Miftau (silver medal on Chemistry).

Denis, one of the participants on Chemistry, said that he was glad and proud to compete in national event. He has been participating in these kind of competitions since he was in senior high school.

In the test, he finished 10 questions on Biology in 40 hours. Made it to the national competition was not an easy task for him. “It was very difficult as I am not from Biological program myself. So I have to review a lot of materials. I was tutored for 70 hours by the lecturers of Biology FST (Faculty of Science and Technology), said the student of FK UNAIR 2013.

For their great achievements, they were welcomed by Vice Rector III UNAIR Prof. Ir. M. Amin Alamsjah, M.Si., Ph.D, the Director of Student Affairs UNAIR Dr. Hadi Subhan, S.H., M.H., C.N,  and some supervising teams. The participants of national ON-MIPA were received in Vice Rector III office, Management Office Buiding UNAIR on Monday May 30.

In her address, Prof. Amin congratulated to the ON-MIPA UNAIR team which got three silver medals on Biology. “It was an extraordinary thing because maintaining continuity was not an easy thing. Maintaining was not easier than achieving,” said Vice Rector III UNAIR.

Next, Prof. Amin will coordinate with Vice Rector I Prof. Djoko Santoso, dr., Sp-PD., K-GH., FINASIM, to maximize potentials which can be developed by civitas academica UNAIR. There are three things to develop in order to make achievements and improve them continuously.

First, search for students with achievements in Olympiad either national or international in senior high schools. Second, allocate funds for students and lecturers participating which bring positive reputation to UNAIR at national or international level. Third, organize Olympiad practice to students since the first semester.

ON-MIPA is a student competition on science (math, physics, chemistry, and biology) held by General Directorate of Higher Education (Dikti), Ministry of Research Technology and Higher Education. In previous years, ON-MIPA was only participated by students of FMIPA or Faculty of Science and Technology (FST). This year, Dikti opens opportunity to other faculties to participate in ON-MIPA event. (*)

Author: Defrina Sukma S.

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