Rector of Universitas Gadjah Mada, Prof. Dr. Pratikno, M.Soc. Sc., accompanied by Director of Student Affairs, Drs. Haryanto, M.Sc., releases the contingent that will compete at UGM PIMNAS XXV in the yard of Balairung, Monday (9/7). The contingent consisting of 27 teams of Student Creativity Program (CRP), 4 supporting teams, and group exhibitions, will compete with other universities in National Student Science Week XXV for three days, from 10 to July 12, 2012, at Muhammadiyah University of Yogyakarta.
The Rector hoped the overall championship title at PIMNAS XXIV in 2011 can be regained. He reminded all participants to uphold the academic climate, hard work and fair play, as well as honesty and the principles of the game. "Rector, Vice Deans, supervising lecturers and others only do “Tut Wuri Handayani” (supporting from the back), because those who compete are students," Rector said in his remarks.
Despite the decline in the number of delegates, from 39 in 2011 to 27 in 2012, UGM still feels optimistic to win the overall championship for the third time in Pimnas XXV. Although none qualifies for the PKM-GT (Written idea), UGM still has a chance to maintain the overall champion by being the best-other categories. "We still have the spirit, because UGM did a multi-layered provisioning," Sentot, Director of Student Affairs UGM, said.
Haryanto said briefing was conducted at Faculty or University level. Even for technical presentations, the briefing was conducted 3 to 4 times, in addition to mentoring each of the PKM. "Outbound activities are also given. All of those is needed to build teamwork," he said.
The briefing also involved supervising lecturers and reasoning coaches. Briefing materials are relatively similar which are to focus on building a winning mentality. "However, all others should also be prepared, either at university or faculty. One important thing is to build a winning mentality," he added.
Related to content, Sentot Haryanto acknowledged that it constantly evolving, because one of the main features of student creativity program is creativity. That the programs that are carried out constantly produce new ideas. "I'm sure there will be new findings and other insights related to researches done by students. There are still modification processes in order to develop, and those who will spearhead development are the students," he explained.
The 27 UGM teams at Pimnas XXV consist of 9 PKM Research (PKMP), 9 PKM Entrepreneurship (PKMK), 4 PKM Community Services (PKMM), 4 PKM Application of Technology (PKMT) and 1 PKM-KC (Invention). Meanwhile, four supporting teams are English Debating Team, Arabic Debating Team, Caricature Team and Photography Team.