As many as 227 teams on Student Creativity Programme UGM have attended an external monitoring and evaluation done by Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education.
The event runs from 16-18 July 2018 at Faculty of Psychology UGM, which was attended also by UGM Vice-Rector for Education, Learning, and Student Affairs, Prof. Djagal Wiseso Marseno.
Teams from other universities that also join the event include eight teams from Universitas Ahmad Dahlan, one team from Universitas Atma Jaya Yogyakarta, and 14 teams from Universitas Sanata Dharma. All teams that have earned grants from the Higher Learning Directorate General have the opportunity to present their works to the reviewers.
Aditya Laksana Suwandi, team member of Fishez UGM, said his team hoped to go through to the National Scientific Week with their Smart Fish Keeping to Improve Production project.
“Joining this programme, we hope to be able to design other beneficial projects,” he said.
Meanwhile, Head of Student Creativity Sub-directorate of UGM, Suherman, S.Si., M.Sc., Ph.D., explained the monitoring and evaluation aimed at looking at the progress of the Student Creativity Programme. In this event, the teams receiving funding are expected to have already completed 80% of their research. Besides, the reviewers will observe the use of grants that have been distributed.
He said this event was a useful one for the students to get input, suggestion, and improvements for the future. The assessment done here will determine which teams go through to the National Scientific Week to be held at UNY at the end of August.
“We hope the UGM team will receive positive suggestions while many teams will get through to the National Scientific Week,” he concluded.