The Jakarta Post
Indonesian students have brought home two gold, two silver and one bronze medals as well as special awards from the annual International Exhibition for Young Inventors (IEYI) in Nagoya, Japan, which was held on July 27-29.
The students competed with participants from 15 countries including China, Russia, Singapore, Japan and Korea.
According to Antara news agency, the first gold medal was awarded to Hans Bastian Wangsa and Siti Farah Dina from state senior high school SMAN 6 Yogyakarta. The pair created a safety motorcycle handlebar that acts as a reminder for its rider to turn off the indicator light.
The second gold medal was presented to Gede Herry Arum Wijaya and Ni Putu Gita Naraswati from Bali Mandara senior high school, who invented a smart trash can that is able to recognize the types of waste that will be disposed. This invention also received the competition's Macao Special Award.
‘The Safety Motorcycle Handlebar’ made by Hans Bastian Wangsa and Siti Farah Dina from state senior high school SMAN 6 Yogyakarta that was awarded with gold medal. (koueki.jiii.or.jp/File)
Meanwhile, elementary school students of IT Bina Amal in Semarang, Central Java, Hanun Dzatirrajwa and Izza Aulia Putri Purwanto, won a silver medal and a special award from Russia’s Technopol Moscow for their creation dubbed Snake and Ladder for Blind Children, which utilizes braille numbers and dice containing a small bell.
Arfan Khairul W. from Sampoerna Academy School in Jakarta received the second silver medal thanks to his portable floating hydro, which aims to help villages and houses generate electricity.
A project named BOTANI by Muftie Insani and Firman Dwiansyah from state vocational school SMKN 1 Cimahi, West Java, received a bronze medal and a special award from the International Teenager Competition and Communication Center in China. This invention helps manage the conditions of a greenhouse by optimizing its humidity and temperature levels.
Elementary school students of IT Bina Amal in Semarang, Central Java, Hanun Dzatirrajwa and Izza Aulia Putri Purwanto, win silver medal and special award from the official Technopol Moscow in Russia for their creation ‘Snake and Ladder for Blind Children'. (lipi.go.id/File)
Another special award was granted to Muhammad Huasin Masyhudul Haq and Dhini Aviliadari from state secondary madrasah (Islamic school) MAN Cilacap, Central Java, who created a smart smoke filter that is capable of converting polluted air into fresh air.
Established in 2004, IEYI aims to encourage “creativity and an international sense” through exhibitions, contests and inventions created by youths worldwide.
In addition to IEYI 2017, Indonesian students also received recognition at the ASEAN Student Science Project Competition (ASPC) 2017 held in Thailand on July 23-27 by winning first prize in the Applied Science category, and third ranking in Biological Science. (wir/kes)