Environment Based Works Dominate

Kompas, page 12

Environment oriented research dominates the scientific competition held by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI).  The winners were announced in the Scientific Competition Award in Jakarta, Tuesday (27/9).   The scientific competition was divided in two, namely the National Young Inventor Award (NYIA) and the Youth Scientific Works Competition (LKIR). A total of 29 inventors passed to the NYIA finals stage.  While 53 scientific works entered the LKIR final stage.

International judge Alan West and Gerard Hughes were impressed with the many inventions or scientific works oriented towards the environment. According to West, it is very important because it is the young generation who would help the global community to overcome environmental issues.

The carbon detector box, the work of Feriawan Tan and Aan Aria Nanda of SMA Negeri 1 Tarakan, East Kalimantan, won this 9th NYIA.   The box could detect carbon dioxide and carbon monoxide in the air.   The second NYIA winner, Ryan Timothy Abisha, created a smart rubbish bin that could sort garbage based on its categories.   Meanwhile, Asep Salim and M Alfarisi of SMK Negeri 2 Cimahi, West Java, were in third place with the invention of a flood disaster mitigation system.

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