Unpad Faculty of Agriculture Students Won the General Champion of the 2019 National Soil Science Scientific Week
[unpad.ac.id, 10/5/2019] The Soil Science and Land Resources Student Association of the Faculty of Agriculture of University of Padjadjaran won the General Champion in the National Soil Science Student Science Week (Pilmitanas) held at Halu Uleo University, Kendari, Southeast Sulawesi, April 29 to May 3, 2019 ago.
The title obtained after they won the competition in several competitions in Pilmitanas. Unpad won first place in the Soil Judging Contest, Poster competition, and Quiz. In addition, they also won second place in the Scientific Writing Competition.
“Pilmitanas itself is an event held by the National Soil Science Communication Forum, which is held every two years,” said Andrew Yoel when met with his colleagues at the Unpad Public Communication Office Room on Friday (10/5).
In the Scientific Writing Competition, the Unpad team raised the title “Sustainable Biodiversity-Based Agriculture System as an Effort to Optimize the Degraded Land of the Former Sand Mine”. The team consisted of Andrew Yoel, Corrynta Melissa Tarigan, and Sri Muji Rahayu.
“Here we take a case study in Cimalaka Village, where it is famous for sand mining. So we want to optimize the degraded land used for sand mining,” explained Sri.
For the Soil Judging Contest, the Unpad team was represented by Dika Kencana Putera, Lingga Rahmawati, and Futri Fauziah. In this competition, Dika and the team described the profile of the land in the location determined by the committee.
“This Soil Judging Contest was practical, like practicum. So we were not in the room, we really analyzed according to the characteristics we know,” said Dika.
Meanwhile, a poster competition was followed by Resa Rismayanti. During the competition, Resa presented his poster entitled “Agent of Change”.
“For the poster, I took it from the journal of Faculty of Agriculture Unpad lecturer, Dr. Reginawanti Hindersah, Ir., M.P., and friends. It discusses bioremediation, regarding ex-gold mine land,” said Resa.
For the Quiz Contest team, the Unpad team was represented by Andrew Yoel, Lingga Rahmawati, and Futri Fauziah. The Quiz material includes knowledge of the basics of Soil Science.
“The stages were divided in two, the first was the preliminary session, where we had to fill 50 questions quickly in one minute on paper, then taken the top three to advance to the final,” said Andrew.
To take part in the activity, Himatan (Students Association of Soil Science) Unpad first conducted a series of internal selections to obtain the best students who would represent Unpad in each competition. After the selection, the students also received assistance from the Himatan Board, as well as getting the opportunity to consult with lecturers and alumni. Regular training was carried out in each competition.
“So we are as participants not learning and getting here on our own, but we have a solid team and mentors,” said Dika.
The general champion was not the only time Unpad won in Pilmitanas. Previously the overall championship had been won several times, namely in 2015, 2011, and 2009. After returning to win the overall champion this year, they also hope that in the future, the Himatan of Unpad can compete better.
“Hopefully Himatan can also be a role model for other Hima in Unpad,” hoped Andrew. *
Reported by Artanti Hendriyana / am | Translated by dfa