Students of SMAK St.Louis Surabaya, who represented Indonesia at the 14th International Standards Olympiad in South Korea, showed its class by taking home a bronze medal after competing with 7 participating countries. This event is a competition held by the Korean Agency for Technology and Standards (KATS) in collaboration with the Korean Standards Association (KSA) and the Korean Federation of Technology Education Society in Anseong, South Korea on July 23-25 2019.
The team consisted of Maharani Ayu Putri Irawan, Evan Leonard, and Tiffany Lindsay Silamurti who were all from SMAK St. Louis managed to make maximum efforts in the High School category. “We feel proud of the achievements of the Indonesian Team in this prestigious event,” said Head of the National Standardization Agency (BSN) HR Research and Development Center, Yopi, while welcoming the arrival of the Indonesian Team at Soekarno-Hatta International Airport on Saturday (7/27/2019).
“We hope that the achievements that they have achieved can be an encouragement for students in Indonesia to explore standardization and conformity assessment,” said Yopi.
On the first day of the Olympics, participants received lectures on “example of international standards” to further strengthen participants’ understanding of international standards.
In the Olympics, the participants were asked to make an international standard entitled “Robots for household use – performance criteria and related test methods for dry vacuum cleaning robots”. They are required to be able to complete the standard-setting within 8 hours. After that, they must present the results they made.
Since 2014, Indonesia through BSN has participated in The International Standards Olympiad by sending Indonesian students who performed as participants.
Since then, teams from Indonesia have made proud achievements, namely achieving the Gold and Silver Medal in 2014, the Silver Medal and Bronze in 2015, the Gold and Bronze Medal in 2016, and the Bronze Medal in 2017.
In order to recruit candidates for the International Standards Olympiad, BSN has held a National Standardization Competition for High Schools / Vocational Schools in April-May 2019.
In preparing the team to face the 14th International Standards Olympiad, BSN collaborated with PT. The Smart City of Indonesia, has provided guidance on the use of technology that has been based on IoT (Internet of Things).
Through the National Standardization Competition and participation in The International Standards Olympiad, it is hoped that young people will become more familiar with the standards and play a role in developing standardization in Indonesia.