As many as 111 students of Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) attended internal selection for National Mathematics and Natural Sciences Olympiad (ON-MIPA) preparation. The selection was held on Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Faculty of Law UGM.
Those students attended the selection that are divided in four subjects, they are biology, physics, chemistry, and mathematics. There were 36 participants in biology, 29 participants in physics, 24 participants in mathematics, and 22 participants in chemistry. Seven best students will be selected from each subject to join regional selection from March 22nd – 23rd.
Head of Students Creativity Directorate UGM, Ahmad Agus Setiawan, S.T., M.Sc., Ph.D., said the selection was held not only as a competition, but also as a process to move forward together in brotherhood bond which is ON MIPA Community.
Agus hoped the selection will produce UGM delegates who can compete both in regional and national levels as well as in international level.
“We hope internationalism spirit is also spread throughout ON MIPA Community. Not only mathematics which passed to international level, but also the other subjects,” said Agus on Friday (3/3).
In 2016, UGM achieved 17 medals in National ON MIPA, consisted of 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals, and 7 medals, and 2 honorable mentions. Moreover, UGM also became the winner in OSN Dikpora DIY competition, achieving 7 of 12 medals, they were 3 gold medals, 1 silver medal, and 3 bronze medals.
Meanwhile, in international level, three UGM students were selected to be Indonesian delegates in International Mathematics Competition in Bulgaria. The three students achieved three medals consisting of 2 silver medals and 1 honorable mention.