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I-Shou Scholarship Program: Collaboration between FMIPA UGM and I-Shou Taiwan University to Prepare Outstanding Industry-Ready Science Graduates

Prof. Huang explained the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM and I-Shou Taiwan University held a scholarship program socialization for an undergraduate to doctoral students on Friday, Mar 15th, 2024 at the Auditorium of FMIPA UGM. The participants included undergraduate students, faculty members, and FMIPA alumni interested in continuing their studies. The Dean of FMIPA UGM and other officials also attended the event, welcoming Prof. Huang Wenshen, Ph.D., Vice Dean of the International Office and Cross-Strait Affairs from I-Shou Taiwan University, who would present scholarship information.

Dr. rer. nat. Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si., Vice Dean for Research and Community Service, gave a welcome speech and officially opened the event.

“We hope that this activity will be beneficial, and we (FMIPA UGM) encourage attendees to consider participating in the programs offered,” said Dr. Wiwit.

The undergraduate student delivered a question related to the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

The enthusiasm of the socialization participants was evident from the variety of questions asked, such as campus environment conditions, tips for saving expenses, and part-time work opportunities while studying.

“Can we work part-time while attending classes there?” asked one participant.

Fransiska, representing I-Shou Taiwan University and also an assistant to Prof. Huang, explained that the stipend provided by the scholarship is already sufficient to cover daily expenses. If students wish to take on part-time work, it is recommended to manage their time wisely to avoid exhaustion.

“The stipend provided is quite sufficient. The cost of living there is affordable compared to Indonesia,” explained Fransiska.

Fransiska explained the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

Prof. Huang explained the scholarship application process, which will open in early April 2024. The scholarship coverage includes stipends and tuition fees. The scholarship program offered is a double degree program at the undergraduate level, with 2 years of study at FMIPA, 2 years at I-Shou Taiwan University, and 2 years of work experience in the Taiwanese industry. For other programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, the scholarship covers tuition fees and stipends.

“During their studies, students will receive training such as Mandarin language proficiency and other competencies. After graduation, students will be directed to work in the industry to gain experience and produce outstanding science graduates ready to enter the workforce,” said Prof. Huang.

This scholarship socialization activity is an implementation of SDG number 4, Quality Education, by encouraging students to pursue globally and sustainably recognized education. Additionally, the established partnership supports SDG number 17, Partnerships for the Goals, by preparing outstanding science graduates ready to enter the industry.

Keywords: Scholarship, I-Shou Taiwan University, industry

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Held “Galaxy Cruise” Seminar: Bringing Society Closer to the Phenomena of the Universe through Educational and Interactive Media

Galaxy Cruise Website (galaxycruise.mtk.nao.ac)

The Department of Physics FMIPA UGM held a seminar titled “Studying Galaxy with Citizen, Science Project Galaxy Cruise” on Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2024, both online and offline at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UGM. The speaker for this event was Dr. Itsna Khoirul Fitriana, a researcher from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The seminar was aimed at expanding knowledge and enhancing public interest in astronomy. Participants of the seminar included not only faculty members, researchers, and students but also junior and senior high school students. Dr. Eddy, the Chair of the Physics Department, opened the event and expressed appreciation for its organization.

“Galaxy Cruise is an astronomy research project involving the public. As researchers, we can obtain data from the public to develop our research, while the public gains knowledge related to astronomy,” said Dr. Itsna.

Dr. Itsna presenting the material about the “Galaxy Cruise” website (Photo: Fathan)

The material presented included an introduction to various types of celestial objects. Subsequently, seminar participants were invited to engage in training sessions as if they were about to embark on a space journey as astronomers, through various tests conducted via the “Galaxy Cruise” website. If participants completed the tests, they received a boarding pass or ticket for exploration into space through the interactive “Galaxy Cruise” website.

“Why do galaxies have different forms of interaction?” asked one participant, who was a high school student.

Dr. Itsna then explained the types of galaxy interaction forms through the interactive “Galaxy Cruise” website.

The output of this research project is an interactive website that can be utilized by the public. Users can register through the website and participate in activities such as training sessions by answering various questions. The involvement of the public, including students, reflects Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4, Quality Education through the Internet for teaching purposes and enhancing skills in technology, information, and communication (ICT). Researchers of Galaxy Cruise can also gain insights into the public’s understanding of celestial objects being researched as data, thus promoting partnership for the purpose of implementing SDG number 17, Partnerships for the Goals.

Group photo with speakers and participants of “Galaxy Cruise” (Photo: Fathan)

 

Keywords: Galaxy Cruise, astronomy, NAOJ, galaxies

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Muhammad Fathan

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Scientific Visit of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Students Attend Mathematics and Computer Science Classes

Dr. Fajar explained to the students about FMIPA UGM’s facilities

The State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography visited the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2024. The visit was warmly welcomed in the Seminar Room of the Department of Mathematics at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Sc., as the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Dr. Fajar Adi Kusumo, S.Si., M.Si., as the Mathematics lecture. A total of 4 students and 1 accompanying lecturer had the opportunity to experience attending classes at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences through classes in the Mathematics and Computer Science programs. R. Tjahjo Khurniawan, S.T., M.Sc., as the Director of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, also attended the opening ceremony.

“With the existence of a cryptography research center at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, in the future, hopefully, it can facilitate the development of knowledge and support us in cyber security,” said R. Tjahjo.

In this regard, Prof. Kuwat, as the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, welcomed the conducted visit and further encouraged the impact of the established cooperation up to the industrial sector.

“The established cooperation can drive industrialization in the field of cryptography,” said Prof. Kuwat.

Photo session with hand gesture forming the letter “C” symbolizing cryptography

From the conducted scientific visit of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also supports point 4 of the SDGs regarding quality education through the enhancement of technology, information, and communication (ICT) skills through the attended classes. Furthermore, the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also welcomes educational institutions in partnership to achieve goals in the advancement of education by point 17 of the SDGs.

 

Keywords: State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, students, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Visit of SMAN 11 Bekasi to FMIPA UGM: Directing Students in Understanding Self-Competence and Choosing Majors at Higher Education Institutions

The enthusiasm of students in listening to the presentation by the speaker (Photo: Hero)

SMAN 11 Bekasi visited FMIPA UGM on Friday, Mar 8th, 2024. The visit was welcomed directly at the FMIPA UGM Auditorium by Sugeng Triono S.Si., M.Si., a lecturer from the Department of Chemistry at FMIPA UGM and also a speaker providing information related to UGM and FMIPA UGM. 195 students and 5 teachers received information regarding the list of study programs, alumni networks, university admission procedures, faculty facilities, student career support programs, and more. In addition, there was a question and answer session that provided insights or new information for both FMIPA and students and teachers.

“This visit is expected to provide information related to tips and tricks for entering UGM and to encourage students to study diligently,” said Hajah Wijayanti, S.I.P., M.Pd., as the Principal of SMAN 11 Bekasi.

Sugeng, a lecturer in Chemistry at FMIPA UGM and also a speaker, guided the students in recognizing students’ values (Photo: Hero)

Sugeng guided the students to recognize their capabilities so that they could choose a specialization in the subjects they would take. “Like wearing clothes, if I wear your size, it definitely won’t fit. Conversely, if you wear my clothes, they will be too big. So, recognize your abilities and make choices in continuing your studies to the next level,” said Sugeng.

From the conducted school visit, FMIPA UGM supported SDGs point 4 regarding quality education by increasing students’ motivation to continue their education at higher education institutions and providing guidance according to their interests and talents. In addition, FMIPA UGM also welcomed educational institutions in partnerships to achieve goals in the field of education advancement in line with SDGs point 17.

Photo session of SMAN 11 Bekasi

 

Keywords: students, high school, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Visit of MTS 1 Ponorogo to FMIPA UGM: Providing Motivation for Students to Pursue Higher Education

The student asked about scholarship information regarding FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

MTS 1 Ponorogo visited FMIPA UGM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The visit was warmly received at the Auditorium Building of FMIPA UGM by Dr. Dwi Ertiningsih, M.Sc., a lecturer from the Department of Mathematics at FMIPA UGM, who also served as the resource person providing information about UGM and FMIPA UGM. A total of 125 students and 2 teachers received information about the list of study programs, alumni networks, university admission procedures, faculty facilities, student career support programs, and more. Additionally, there was a question and answer session that provided insights or new information for both FMIPA and the students and teachers.

“We hope that this visit can have a positive and beneficial impact. Furthermore, this visit can enhance students’ learning,” said Eko Suoardiyono, S.T., the Supervisor of MTS 1 Ponorogo.

Dr. Ertin provided an overview of university life and the various departments available at FMIPA UGM. “If there is a school principal at school, here we have a Dean who leads the faculty. Here, there are 4 departments and 8 majors,” said Dr. Ertin.

Dr. Ertin delivered information about FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

Through the conducted school visit, FMIPA UGM supports SDGs point 4 regarding quality education by increasing students’ motivation to continue their education at the tertiary level and providing guidance according to their interests and talents. Additionally, FMIPA UGM welcomes educational institutions in partnership to achieve goals in the field of advancing education by SDGs point 17.

Group photo with the delegation from MTS 1 Ponorogo (Photo: Hero)

 

Keywords: students, MTS, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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UGM Delegation Attends International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring for Immediate Action Against Disaster

Dr. Wiwit delivered a presentation

A delegation from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) attended an International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring for Immediate Disaster Response at the Mount Fuji Research Institute in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on March, 4th 2024. This event is an important milestone in the Grassroots Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project, titled “Building a Disaster-Resistant Community through the Utilisation of Local Universities as a Base for Responding to Low Frequency, Large-Scale Disasters.” This collaborative initiation, launched in 2022 and set to last until 2025, represents a strong relationship between Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Udayana, and Bali’s disaster volunteer network. Dr. Ade Anggraini, a seismologist from UGM, wholeheartedly supports this project.

Pioneering research and collaborative efforts.

Dr. Wiwit Suryanto from UGM attracted delegates at the conference with his presentation on “Efforts towards Maintaining Volcano Monitoring Stations through Local Universities in Indonesia.” Dr. Suryanto’s ideas shed light on the vital link between universities, research agencies and the community, emphasizing creative techniques and the crucial role of academic institutions in disaster preparedness to develop state-of-the-art technology for monitoring, detecting and understanding the structure of a volcano.

Dr. Kazuya Yamakawa of the Mount Fuji Research Institute (MFRI) spoke “Volcanic Infrasound Observation for Quick Detection of Eruption Vents,” providing ground-breaking perspectives on the early detection of volcanic activity. This research is critical for communities living near active volcanoes to mitigate the impact of possible disasters.

Mr. Alvin Yesaya from Universitas Udayana and Mr. Suta Wijaya, Chair of the Bali Province Disaster Risk Reduction Forum, represented the project’s collaborative spirit by sharing their experiences and collective efforts in Bali. Their comments highlight the value of local participation and volunteers in disaster resilience.

Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals.

This symposium and the broader project strongly align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 13. This effort, which focuses on disaster risk reduction and the use of scientific research for community safety, illustrates a proactive approach to protecting vulnerable people from natural catastrophes.

A beacon of hope for future generations.

The UGM delegation’s participation at the International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring demonstrates not only their dedication to academic success and community engagement but also serves as a light of hope for future generations. It emphasizes the significance of international collaboration, local engagement, and the critical role of education in disaster-resistant societies.

This project and similar initiatives remind us of the power of collective action and the crucial need to be prepared for natural disasters. The quest for a safer, more resilient world continues, with academia and community collaborations at the forefront.

A group photo of the International Symposium (Photos: Wiwit)

 

Keywords: disaster, volcano, symposium

Author: Dr. rer. nat. Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si.

Photos: Dr. rer. nat.  Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si.

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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DWP FMIPA UGM Holds Social Service: Providing Basic Supplies for Security and Cleaning Staff at FMIPA UGM

Distribution of essential supply packages for security and cleaning staff (Photo: Hero)

DWP (Dharma Wanita Persatuan/Women’s Union for Duty) FMIPA UGM held a social service event in anticipation of the fasting month (Ramadan) at the courtyard of FMIPA UGM on Friday, March 8, 2024. The target of this social service activity is the security and cleaning staff at FMIPA UGM. As the fasting month approaches, the prices of basic necessities such as rice, oil, and eggs increase, so this activity is expected to provide assistance.

“The proceeds from the sales at the FMIPA canteen by our DWP were used to purchase basic supplies to be distributed free of charge to the cleaning and security staff. Hopefully, it can help during the upcoming fasting month,” said Nurun Djamilatun, Chairperson of DWP FMIPA UGM.

“Basic groceries are expensive now, especially as Ramadan approaches. I feel greatly helped by the assistance provided by DWP FMIPA UGM,” said one of the aid recipients.

Distribution of essential supply packages for security and cleaning staff (Photo: Hero)

This social service activity is an implementation of SDG number 1, which aims to eradicate poverty by supporting food supplies, and number 2, which aims to end hunger by improving the quality of food consumption. The hope is that this activity will continue to support social conditions and welfare, especially in fulfilling basic needs within the FMIPA UGM community.

 

Keywords: social service, basic supply, without hunger

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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I-Shou Scholarship Program: Collaboration between FMIPA UGM and I-Shou Taiwan University to Prepare Outstanding Industry-Ready Science Graduates

Prof. Huang explained the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

FMIPA UGM and I-Shou Taiwan University held a scholarship program socialization for an undergraduate to doctoral students on Friday, Mar 15th, 2024 at the Auditorium of FMIPA UGM. The participants included undergraduate students, faculty members, and FMIPA alumni interested in continuing their studies. The Dean of FMIPA UGM and other officials also attended the event, welcoming Prof. Huang Wenshen, Ph.D., Vice Dean of the International Office and Cross-Strait Affairs from I-Shou Taiwan University, who would present scholarship information.

Dr. rer. nat. Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si., Vice Dean for Research and Community Service, gave a welcome speech and officially opened the event.

“We hope that this activity will be beneficial, and we (FMIPA UGM) encourage attendees to consider participating in the programs offered,” said Dr. Wiwit.

The undergraduate student delivered a question related to the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

The enthusiasm of the socialization participants was evident from the variety of questions asked, such as campus environment conditions, tips for saving expenses, and part-time work opportunities while studying.

“Can we work part-time while attending classes there?” asked one participant.

Fransiska, representing I-Shou Taiwan University and also an assistant to Prof. Huang, explained that the stipend provided by the scholarship is already sufficient to cover daily expenses. If students wish to take on part-time work, it is recommended to manage their time wisely to avoid exhaustion.

“The stipend provided is quite sufficient. The cost of living there is affordable compared to Indonesia,” explained Fransiska.

Fransiska explained the scholarship program (Photo: Hero)

Prof. Huang explained the scholarship application process, which will open in early April 2024. The scholarship coverage includes stipends and tuition fees. The scholarship program offered is a double degree program at the undergraduate level, with 2 years of study at FMIPA, 2 years at I-Shou Taiwan University, and 2 years of work experience in the Taiwanese industry. For other programs at the master’s and doctoral levels, the scholarship covers tuition fees and stipends.

“During their studies, students will receive training such as Mandarin language proficiency and other competencies. After graduation, students will be directed to work in the industry to gain experience and produce outstanding science graduates ready to enter the workforce,” said Prof. Huang.

This scholarship socialization activity is an implementation of SDG number 4, Quality Education, by encouraging students to pursue globally and sustainably recognized education. Additionally, the established partnership supports SDG number 17, Partnerships for the Goals, by preparing outstanding science graduates ready to enter the industry.

Keywords: Scholarship, I-Shou Taiwan University, industry

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Department of Physics FMIPA UGM Held “Galaxy Cruise” Seminar: Bringing Society Closer to the Phenomena of the Universe through Educational and Interactive Media

Galaxy Cruise Website (galaxycruise.mtk.nao.ac)

The Department of Physics FMIPA UGM held a seminar titled “Studying Galaxy with Citizen, Science Project Galaxy Cruise” on Wednesday, Mar 13th, 2024, both online and offline at the Auditorium of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, UGM. The speaker for this event was Dr. Itsna Khoirul Fitriana, a researcher from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan (NAOJ). The seminar was aimed at expanding knowledge and enhancing public interest in astronomy. Participants of the seminar included not only faculty members, researchers, and students but also junior and senior high school students. Dr. Eddy, the Chair of the Physics Department, opened the event and expressed appreciation for its organization.

“Galaxy Cruise is an astronomy research project involving the public. As researchers, we can obtain data from the public to develop our research, while the public gains knowledge related to astronomy,” said Dr. Itsna.

Dr. Itsna presenting the material about the “Galaxy Cruise” website (Photo: Fathan)

The material presented included an introduction to various types of celestial objects. Subsequently, seminar participants were invited to engage in training sessions as if they were about to embark on a space journey as astronomers, through various tests conducted via the “Galaxy Cruise” website. If participants completed the tests, they received a boarding pass or ticket for exploration into space through the interactive “Galaxy Cruise” website.

“Why do galaxies have different forms of interaction?” asked one participant, who was a high school student.

Dr. Itsna then explained the types of galaxy interaction forms through the interactive “Galaxy Cruise” website.

The output of this research project is an interactive website that can be utilized by the public. Users can register through the website and participate in activities such as training sessions by answering various questions. The involvement of the public, including students, reflects Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 4, Quality Education through the Internet for teaching purposes and enhancing skills in technology, information, and communication (ICT). Researchers of Galaxy Cruise can also gain insights into the public’s understanding of celestial objects being researched as data, thus promoting partnership for the purpose of implementing SDG number 17, Partnerships for the Goals.

Group photo with speakers and participants of “Galaxy Cruise” (Photo: Fathan)

 

Keywords: Galaxy Cruise, astronomy, NAOJ, galaxies

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Muhammad Fathan

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Scientific Visit of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences: Students Attend Mathematics and Computer Science Classes

Dr. Fajar explained to the students about FMIPA UGM’s facilities

The State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography visited the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences on Tuesday, Mar 5th, 2024. The visit was warmly welcomed in the Seminar Room of the Department of Mathematics at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences by Prof. Dr. Eng. Kuwat Triyana, M.Sc., as the Dean of the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Dr. Fajar Adi Kusumo, S.Si., M.Si., as the Mathematics lecture. A total of 4 students and 1 accompanying lecturer had the opportunity to experience attending classes at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences through classes in the Mathematics and Computer Science programs. R. Tjahjo Khurniawan, S.T., M.Sc., as the Director of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, also attended the opening ceremony.

“With the existence of a cryptography research center at the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, in the future, hopefully, it can facilitate the development of knowledge and support us in cyber security,” said R. Tjahjo.

In this regard, Prof. Kuwat, as the Dean of the Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, welcomed the conducted visit and further encouraged the impact of the established cooperation up to the industrial sector.

“The established cooperation can drive industrialization in the field of cryptography,” said Prof. Kuwat.

Photo session with hand gesture forming the letter “C” symbolizing cryptography

From the conducted scientific visit of the State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also supports point 4 of the SDGs regarding quality education through the enhancement of technology, information, and communication (ICT) skills through the attended classes. Furthermore, the UGM Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences also welcomes educational institutions in partnership to achieve goals in the advancement of education by point 17 of the SDGs.

 

Keywords: State Cyber Polytechnic and National Cryptography, students, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Visit of SMAN 11 Bekasi to FMIPA UGM: Directing Students in Understanding Self-Competence and Choosing Majors at Higher Education Institutions

The enthusiasm of students in listening to the presentation by the speaker (Photo: Hero)

SMAN 11 Bekasi visited FMIPA UGM on Friday, Mar 8th, 2024. The visit was welcomed directly at the FMIPA UGM Auditorium by Sugeng Triono S.Si., M.Si., a lecturer from the Department of Chemistry at FMIPA UGM and also a speaker providing information related to UGM and FMIPA UGM. 195 students and 5 teachers received information regarding the list of study programs, alumni networks, university admission procedures, faculty facilities, student career support programs, and more. In addition, there was a question and answer session that provided insights or new information for both FMIPA and students and teachers.

“This visit is expected to provide information related to tips and tricks for entering UGM and to encourage students to study diligently,” said Hajah Wijayanti, S.I.P., M.Pd., as the Principal of SMAN 11 Bekasi.

Sugeng, a lecturer in Chemistry at FMIPA UGM and also a speaker, guided the students in recognizing students’ values (Photo: Hero)

Sugeng guided the students to recognize their capabilities so that they could choose a specialization in the subjects they would take. “Like wearing clothes, if I wear your size, it definitely won’t fit. Conversely, if you wear my clothes, they will be too big. So, recognize your abilities and make choices in continuing your studies to the next level,” said Sugeng.

From the conducted school visit, FMIPA UGM supported SDGs point 4 regarding quality education by increasing students’ motivation to continue their education at higher education institutions and providing guidance according to their interests and talents. In addition, FMIPA UGM also welcomed educational institutions in partnerships to achieve goals in the field of education advancement in line with SDGs point 17.

Photo session of SMAN 11 Bekasi

 

Keywords: students, high school, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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Visit of MTS 1 Ponorogo to FMIPA UGM: Providing Motivation for Students to Pursue Higher Education

The student asked about scholarship information regarding FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

MTS 1 Ponorogo visited FMIPA UGM on Tuesday, March 5, 2024. The visit was warmly received at the Auditorium Building of FMIPA UGM by Dr. Dwi Ertiningsih, M.Sc., a lecturer from the Department of Mathematics at FMIPA UGM, who also served as the resource person providing information about UGM and FMIPA UGM. A total of 125 students and 2 teachers received information about the list of study programs, alumni networks, university admission procedures, faculty facilities, student career support programs, and more. Additionally, there was a question and answer session that provided insights or new information for both FMIPA and the students and teachers.

“We hope that this visit can have a positive and beneficial impact. Furthermore, this visit can enhance students’ learning,” said Eko Suoardiyono, S.T., the Supervisor of MTS 1 Ponorogo.

Dr. Ertin provided an overview of university life and the various departments available at FMIPA UGM. “If there is a school principal at school, here we have a Dean who leads the faculty. Here, there are 4 departments and 8 majors,” said Dr. Ertin.

Dr. Ertin delivered information about FMIPA UGM (Photo: Hero)

Through the conducted school visit, FMIPA UGM supports SDGs point 4 regarding quality education by increasing students’ motivation to continue their education at the tertiary level and providing guidance according to their interests and talents. Additionally, FMIPA UGM welcomes educational institutions in partnership to achieve goals in the field of advancing education by SDGs point 17.

Group photo with the delegation from MTS 1 Ponorogo (Photo: Hero)

 

Keywords: students, MTS, education, science

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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UGM Delegation Attends International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring for Immediate Action Against Disaster

Dr. Wiwit delivered a presentation

A delegation from Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) attended an International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring for Immediate Disaster Response at the Mount Fuji Research Institute in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan on March, 4th 2024. This event is an important milestone in the Grassroots Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Project, titled “Building a Disaster-Resistant Community through the Utilisation of Local Universities as a Base for Responding to Low Frequency, Large-Scale Disasters.” This collaborative initiation, launched in 2022 and set to last until 2025, represents a strong relationship between Universitas Gadjah Mada, Universitas Udayana, and Bali’s disaster volunteer network. Dr. Ade Anggraini, a seismologist from UGM, wholeheartedly supports this project.

Pioneering research and collaborative efforts.

Dr. Wiwit Suryanto from UGM attracted delegates at the conference with his presentation on “Efforts towards Maintaining Volcano Monitoring Stations through Local Universities in Indonesia.” Dr. Suryanto’s ideas shed light on the vital link between universities, research agencies and the community, emphasizing creative techniques and the crucial role of academic institutions in disaster preparedness to develop state-of-the-art technology for monitoring, detecting and understanding the structure of a volcano.

Dr. Kazuya Yamakawa of the Mount Fuji Research Institute (MFRI) spoke “Volcanic Infrasound Observation for Quick Detection of Eruption Vents,” providing ground-breaking perspectives on the early detection of volcanic activity. This research is critical for communities living near active volcanoes to mitigate the impact of possible disasters.

Mr. Alvin Yesaya from Universitas Udayana and Mr. Suta Wijaya, Chair of the Bali Province Disaster Risk Reduction Forum, represented the project’s collaborative spirit by sharing their experiences and collective efforts in Bali. Their comments highlight the value of local participation and volunteers in disaster resilience.

Aligning with Sustainable Development Goals.

This symposium and the broader project strongly align with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), particularly SDG 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities) and SDG 13. This effort, which focuses on disaster risk reduction and the use of scientific research for community safety, illustrates a proactive approach to protecting vulnerable people from natural catastrophes.

A beacon of hope for future generations.

The UGM delegation’s participation at the International Symposium on Volcano Monitoring demonstrates not only their dedication to academic success and community engagement but also serves as a light of hope for future generations. It emphasizes the significance of international collaboration, local engagement, and the critical role of education in disaster-resistant societies.

This project and similar initiatives remind us of the power of collective action and the crucial need to be prepared for natural disasters. The quest for a safer, more resilient world continues, with academia and community collaborations at the forefront.

A group photo of the International Symposium (Photos: Wiwit)

 

Keywords: disaster, volcano, symposium

Author: Dr. rer. nat. Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si.

Photos: Dr. rer. nat.  Wiwit Suryanto, S.Si., M.Si.

Editor: Febriska Noor Fitriana

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DWP FMIPA UGM Holds Social Service: Providing Basic Supplies for Security and Cleaning Staff at FMIPA UGM

Distribution of essential supply packages for security and cleaning staff (Photo: Hero)

DWP (Dharma Wanita Persatuan/Women’s Union for Duty) FMIPA UGM held a social service event in anticipation of the fasting month (Ramadan) at the courtyard of FMIPA UGM on Friday, March 8, 2024. The target of this social service activity is the security and cleaning staff at FMIPA UGM. As the fasting month approaches, the prices of basic necessities such as rice, oil, and eggs increase, so this activity is expected to provide assistance.

“The proceeds from the sales at the FMIPA canteen by our DWP were used to purchase basic supplies to be distributed free of charge to the cleaning and security staff. Hopefully, it can help during the upcoming fasting month,” said Nurun Djamilatun, Chairperson of DWP FMIPA UGM.

“Basic groceries are expensive now, especially as Ramadan approaches. I feel greatly helped by the assistance provided by DWP FMIPA UGM,” said one of the aid recipients.

Distribution of essential supply packages for security and cleaning staff (Photo: Hero)

This social service activity is an implementation of SDG number 1, which aims to eradicate poverty by supporting food supplies, and number 2, which aims to end hunger by improving the quality of food consumption. The hope is that this activity will continue to support social conditions and welfare, especially in fulfilling basic needs within the FMIPA UGM community.

 

Keywords: social service, basic supply, without hunger

Author: Febriska Noor Fitriana

Photos: Hero Prakosa Wibowo Priyanto

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