Another international level achievement has been made by students of UGM. Two Geology students, Putra Herianto and Ichsan Ramadhan, have won the Best Abstract Award during the 35th International Geological Congress (IGC) 2016 hosted by International Union of Geological Sciences (IUGS) in Cape Town, South Africa. Under the guidance of supervisor Ir. Anastasia Dewi Titisari, M.T., Ph.D., the scientific paper was presented by Putra Herianto in Cape Town International Convention Center with the title Geoheritage and Geotourism potential of the Baginda Hill, Belitung Island, Indonesia.
IGC is a gathering of international geologists dating back to 1878 in France. Later it was run every four years. This year it ran from 27 August 2016 to 4 September 2016 and attended by participants from all over the world, including experts with interest in geoheritage dan conservation. There were 3,087 presentation as well as 1,737 posters.
For Putra, the event served for networking and gaining experience as well as insight. He hoped this would be followed by intensive coaching in order that his paper could be published in related journals.
Putra and other Indonesian participants in the IGC also followed the Student GeoQuiz organised by European Association of Geoscientists & Engineers (EAGE). Even post-doctoral students joined in the quiz. Finally, Putra and team won the fourth place of all 24 teams, scoring 451.
”The presentation and achievement cannot be made without the support from the Geological Engineering Department at Engineering Faculty, UGM Student Affairs Directorate, Yayasan Kagama, IUGS and Young Earth Scientists (YES),” Putra said on Wednesday (7/9).