YOGYAKARTA- UGM became the overall champion of the 8th Statistika Ria (Jolly Statistics) held at IPB (Bogor Institute of Agriculture), 29-30 September 2012. Therefore, UGM was entitled to bring home the Andi Hakim Nasution trophy to Yogyakarta after the trophy’s stay at IPB. Statistika Ria is an annual event organized by the Department of Statistics IPB.
Endah Putrihadia, UGM student of Department of Statistics, who also participated in the competition, said that the event involved the National Statistics Competition (KSN), Basic Statistics Competition (KSD), the National Essay Competition (KEN), and the National Statistics Seminar.
"National Essay Competition for this year took the same theme as that of Statistika Ria, namely Statistics for Public Policy in the Knowledge-Based Economy," Endah said in a release on Monday (1/10).
She explained that the National Statistics Competition is a competition followed by various universities in Indonesia, while the Basic Statistics Competition is a competition aimed at understanding basic statistics for non-statistical IPB students.
According to Endah, of 5 participants of National Statistics Competition from UGM, there were 3 being qualified for the semifinals, namely Ignatius Ezra, Rika Fitriani and Adha Rozak. In the final, Ignatius Ezra became the first winner.
In the National Essay Competition, UGM student, Endah Putrihadia, was the third champion. These made Universitas Gadjah Mada the overall champion of the event.
"Therefore, UGM could bring home the Andi Hakim Nasution trophy to Yogyakarta after a year it belonged to IPB," Endah added.
Endah explained, overall the competition was followed by 17 universities in Indonesia. UGM sent Camelia Falisa, Endah Putrihadia, Febtio Adi Wibawanto and Hamid Dimyati for KEN, and 5 participants for KSN, namely Ignatius Ezra Putranda, Adha Rozak, Atika Puspitasari W, Wahyu Kartika and Rika Fitriani.
The National Essay Competition consists of two stages, preliminary round and presentation before the jury.
Meanwhile, the National Statistics Competition consists of three stages: the preliminary round where students had to answer 10 questions in 120 minutes. The preliminary round selected top 20 participants for the semi-final. In the semi-final they were given three questions that were completed using statistical softwares. Five finalists were selected to the final. In the final, there was a presentation of case study to be processed using a selected software.