The Jakarta Post
A team of Indonesian high school students has come home with two gold medals from the 2018 International Conference of Young Scientists held from April 19-25 in Belgrade.
The national team also won three bronze medals, two special awards and a best poster recognition, according to a statement from the Center for Young Scientists.
"The gold medals were obtained by Muhammad Firman Naruddin from Taruna Nusantara Magelang high school in the Environmental Science field and Ian Santoso from Cita Hati West Campus Surabaya high school in the Life Sciences field," the statement said.
Bronze medal winners included Firman Fathoni from SMP 1 state junior high school in Surabaya for his achievement in environmental science, Michael Teguh Laksana from St Aloysius Bandung high school for physics and Peter Gonawan from Cita Hati East Campus Surabaya high school in the field of engineering.
Nicholas Patrick from Cita Hati Surabaya junior high school received a special award in mathematics, while Stephanie Susanto and Suzan Basaran from Budi Utama Yogyakarta high school jointly won the special award in life sciences.
Meanwhile, the designer behind the best poster in computer science was Arflyno Chrisdion Pudayar Pahombar Ludjen from Bina Cita Utama Palangkaraya high school.
The Indonesian team was formed following an extensive selection process held from August to November last year.
Students began with examinations at their respective provincial level before participating in the national level selection conducted by the Center for Young Scientists, which worked together with provincial education agencies, universities and NGOs throughout the process. (liz/wng)