Rikha Riski Kurnia, a student at Faculty of Biology UGM was chosen to be one of the participants of the 6th ASEAN Synchrotron Science Camp which was held at Faculty of Science, Kasetsart University (KU) Bangkok and SLRI, Nakhon Ratchasima Thailand from November 27 until December 1, 2017.
Rikha succeeded to pass the selection stage to join a short course program in science field which was held by Synchrotron Light Research Institute (SLRI) Thailand with other 82 students from seven countries in ASEAN, including Cambodia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
“I gain many experiences by joining this program, particularly regarding synchrotron technology,” said Rikha on Monday (11/12) at Faculty of Biology UGM.
Rikha said during the program, the participants joined series of events including general lecture regarding synchrotron technology, beam-line visit and introduction, CERN Scholarship introduction, DESY, as well as HGS-HIRe Summer Student Program. In addition, all participants also obtained an opportunity to practice in each beam-line.
“I am glad to be chosen as program participant. This program not only taught us new knowledge but also tolerance, leadership, kinship, and togetherness,” she added.
Dean of Faculty of Biology UGM, Budi Setiadi Daryono, Ph.D., said he was proud of his student who was selected to participate in the international level scientific program. Budi hopes the program can enhance the student’s experience and knowledge, broaden her network, and enhance her leadership as well as tolerance for realizing world’s prosperity and advancement.