To reconnect the relationship and maintain the synergy between the academic community of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department and Faculty of Engineering UGM, today hundreds of alumni, faculty, students, and employees gather together in the event of Civil Homecoming 2010. This event is held for the first time and is expected to be held regularly.
According to the committee chairman, Robby Adiarta, S.T, Civil Homecoming 2010 consists of two events, civil healthy bike 2010 and a visit to Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Prodjopangarso who was a student of Civil Engineering UGM with a Student Number: 001. "The civil healthy bike event is held today and finally we made a visit to Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Prodjopangarso in the traditional laboratory in Kuningan," said Robby on Tuesday (14/9).
Tonight there will be the “Meet and Greet Night” between the alumni, students, faculty and staff on the campus of Civil and Environmental Engineering. Robby added that the inauguration of Gadjah Mada civil healthy bicycle group (S3 Gama) was held briefly in STM Jetis, which is the pioneer to the establishment of Civil and Environmental Engineering Department today.
"In 1974, Civil and Environmental Engineering campus moved to Jalan Grafika UGM, the current place, but the starting point was actually STM Jetis," he said.
The event started from the civil and Environmental Engineering Department to the Wreksodiningrat bridge that connects the Faculty of Engineering campus to the Jogja Kembali Monument (Monjali), then they went toward the STM Jetis and the Kuningan laboratory to visit Prof. Hardjoso .
In the morning fruit trees planting was also done in the campuses yard by the Secretary of Yogyakarta Regional Office, Ir Tri Harjun Ismaji, M. Sc, of class 1970.
"The inauguration of Gadjah Mada Civil Healthy Bicycle group (S3) in the STM Jetis is conducted by an alumnus who is currently Secretary of the Ministry of Women Empowerment and Child Protection, Dr. Ir. Koensatwanto Inpasihardjo, class 1971,” he added.
In their meeting with Prof. Hardjoso, alumni, students, faculty and employees also get advice and stories of Civil and Environmental campuses. Prof. Hardjoso also told much about the philosophy of UGM as a democratic campus.
He added that the committee also provided some assistance to Prof. Hardjoso for the development of Kuningan traditional laboratory.”
"The event was also briefly attended by the Rector, Prof. Ir Sudjarwadi, M. Eng, Ph.D," he concluded.