Indonesia again to bring proud news in the international competition, this time at the 2019 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair held in Phoenix, Arizona, United States, where Indonesian representatives won three Special Awards at once. This was announced on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
One of the high school students of Penabur Gading Serpong, Michaela Samanta won the Second Award from the Patent and Trademark Office Society for her work C-Rice: Computational and Experimental Design Development of Transgenic Rice. She is entitled to cash of US $ 500. Special awards were also won by I Made Wiratathya Putramas and Carolline Mathilda Nggebu, both students and students of Denpasar Public High School 3, for the work of Bio Antifouling Agent for Antifoulant Paints.
Both of them got the Second Physical Science Award from Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society for the scientific work of the Potential Identification and Application of the Rhizophora apiculata and Sonneratia Bio-Antifouling Agent for Antifoulant Paints. Both are entitled to cash of US $ 1,000.
“We don’t set targets that are too high for this event. But this award that we have achieved has been commensurate with several opportunities that we must miss so that we can focus on this research, “said Dera, I Made Wiratathya Putramas’s nickname.
This year Intel ISEF was attended by more than 1800 scientific works of students who were representatives of 423 Intel ISEF affiliates from 88 countries around the world.
The Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) sent eight Indonesian students at the SMA and Madrasah Tsanawiyah levels at the event held during 12-18 May. They are the winners of the LIPI Youth Scientific Work Competition (LKIR) in 2018.
Head of LIPI, Laksana Tri Handoko said that the success of Indonesian students this year proves that the creativity and innovation of our young generation can compete globally. “LIPI is committed to continuing to support the research of Indonesian youth, especially through open infrastructure initiatives in the form of research resources and research equipment so that the public can realize their creative ideas into innovations that are beneficial to the community,” Handoko said.
Since 2010, LIPI has consistently sent outstanding students to this international scientific competition. The participation of Indonesian students is the result of cooperation between LIPI and the Intel Foundation