UGM has sent 62 teams of students to the 36th National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) at Padjadjaran University, Jatinangor.
The UGM PIMNAS contingent was released by the UGM Vice-Rector for Student Affairs, Community Service, and Alumni, Dr. Arie Sudjito, accompanied by the Director of Student Affairs, Dr. Sindung Tjahyadi, deans, vice deans, academic supervisors, and mentors at the UGM Central Building on Friday afternoon (November 24).
Dr. Tjahyadi stated that the funded number of qualifying teams reached 282. From this number, 62 teams were allowed for the 36th PIMNAS.
“The PIMNAS-qualified teams this time involve 289 students with the participation of 41 academic supervisors and 35 academic mentors,” he said.
The Director of Student Affairs expressed gratitude to the university and faculty leaders. Special appreciation was given to faculty leaders for tirelessly providing full support to the students until the final days of preparation.
“The mock trials and final rehearsals were carried out smoothly, thanks to several faculty leaders who allowed their premises to be used for the rehearsal until midnight,” he said.
As part of preparing for the competition, Dr. Tjahyadi stated that UGM has provided two apartments for student accommodation and one for academic supervisors and mentors.
In addition, seven buses, three vehicles, and three motorcycles have been prepared for smooth mobility during the competition, along with a post in the Padjajaran campus area.
“Once again, we request your support for the entire UGM PIMNAS team. Hopefully, it will run smoothly, and UGM can once again achieve the Overall Champion title,” he hoped.
Vice-Rector Arie Sudjito was pleased to see the optimistic faces of UGM’s contingent. He described their cheerful faces as full of optimism to bring back the Overall Champion trophy to UGM.
“I am happy to gather this afternoon, see cheerful faces, smiles, and shining faces of students, and hopefully, when you return, it will be the same,” he said.
Dr. Sudjito felt proud because UGM again became the largest team for this year’s PIMNAS. UGM successfully qualified 282 funded groups, and 62 made it to the PIMNAS. For him, PIMNAS is a prestigious space for students to showcase their achievements.
“Your struggle has been going on for quite a long time, working together with academic supervisors and mentors. We all hope that it will reach the peak,” the vice-rector said.
UGM has a pretty good tradition at the competition because it develops models that students and lecturers have worked on in previous PIMNAS events.
While UGM is always considered a strong competitor, he strongly hopes that UGM teams will remain humble and grounded.
“Students and lecturers are UGM’s delegation. Represent UGM with dignity, maintain integrity, be cohesive, stay enthusiastic, don’t be arrogant, believe in your strength, and with prayers, there is a way to success,” Dr. Sudjito concluded.
Author: Agung Nugroho