UGM team has earned 17 medals on National Mathematics and Natural Sciences Olympiad (ON-MIPA) which was held from May 23-26, 2016 in Jakarta. In this prestigious competition, UGM snatched 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals, 7 bronze medals and 2 honorable mention awards.
ON-MIPA is an annual competition held by Directorate General for Education and Students Affairs, Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education. This competition has started since 2009 and has four categories which are mathematics, physics, chemistry, and biology. This year UGM selected 25 students to compete in the four categories.
In the field of biology, I Putu Adito Artayada won one gold medal, Maria Patricia Inggriani silver medal and Parangeni M Lubis bronze medal. While Hana F Hanin earned honorable mention medal. They are students of Faculty of Medicine.
In the field of chemistry, M. Roihan Munajih and Thomas Edison Prasetyo from Faculty of Medicine won gold and silver medals. While two bronze medals were snatched by Arif Cahyo Imawan and M. Fernadi Lukman from Chemistry Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
In the field of physics, Kurniawan from Chemical Engineering study programme won a silver medal while two bronze medals were won by Eddy Kurniawan (Physics Department) and Asedio Satya G (Electronical and Instrumentation Engineering Department).
In the field of mathematics, three silver medals were earned by Wilky Sumarno, Riky Kurniawan and Garry Ariel. Two bronze medals were earned by Mu’amar Musa N and Resita Sri W while honorable mention was earned by Alzimna Badri. They are students of Mathematics Department, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
M. Roihan, gold medal winner in the field of chemistry, is glad of what he has achieved. He has never imagined this achievement before.
“I’m so happy that I could win a gold medal and UGM team earned many medals on ON-MIPA this year,” he said, Friday (27/5).
Student Affairs Director, Dr. Senawi, M.P, said that he is very proud of this achievement. This year achievement is better than last year. They brought home 11 medals in 2015 and this year 17.
“We are very thankful of what we have achieved. We are very proud of our student’s achievement,” he said, Friday (27/5).
This achievement could not be separated with students’s hardwork and mentoring by lecturers. Before competing, students affairs department gave mentoring and training intensively for all delegations.
“The mentoring was done well so we could win more medals. I would like to thank all lecturers and the dean for their supports,” he said.
According to Senawi, all winners especially in the field of mathematics need to face another competition in the international level. They have the chance to join International Mathematics Olympiad in Bulgaria. “We hope that UGM can redo its success from previous year,” he said.