RI Student win medals at science event

The Jakarta Post, page 3

A team of eight Indonesian research students from across the nation have won several awards at the International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS) 2017 held in Stuttgart, Germany, from April 16 to 22.

Hokky Sutangkir, a coach from the Center of Young Scientists Indonesia, said on Sunday that the Indonesian team had won one gold medal, two silver and two special awards in six types of research evaluated in the competition. Hokky said that each researcher had to submit research poster, which were also assessed in the competition.

Fifa Fatmasiefa and Bramsto Rahman Prasodjo from Chandra Kusuma School Medan won the gold medal with their presentation “Braille Learning Algorithm,” which aimed to create tools for blind people that would enable them to learn braille by themselves.

Kartika Pertiwi from Wonosari 2 High School won silver with her presentation in the environment science category titled “The Power of Tree Architecture,” which looked at utilizing “tree architecture” to prevent erosion.

While, Sabrina Salwa Sabila and Gusti Salsabila from Sampit 1 High School received the Life Sciences special award for their study titled “Kalapapa Dayak’s Ancient Plant as a Potential Natural Cure for Tonsillitis,” which assessed the benefit of traditional medicine used by the Dayak tribe.

Indonesia has been participating in the ICYS since its 12th iteration in Katowice, Poland, in 2005.

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