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Indonesian students win gold, silver at Malaysia's young scientists conference

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    The Jakarta Post

-   /   Sat, April 27, 2019   /   10:15 am
Indonesian students win gold, silver at Malaysia's young scientists conference The 26th ICYS, which ran from April 19 to 25 at the Mandarin Court Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, was attended by participants from 26 countries. (Shutterstock/File)

A team of Indonesian students scored gold and silver medals at the 26th International Conference of Young Scientists (ICYS) in Kuala Lumpur. 

The team, which consisted of eight junior and high school students, presented its research findings in seven academic fields including computer science, mathematics, physics, life sciences and environmental sciences on Thursday. 

Felicia Angie Hosea, a student at SMA Cita Hati high school in Surabaya, East Java; and Avriza Devano Bestafa who studied at SMP 5 junior high school in Yogyakarta; each took home a gold medal for their research in environmental science. 

Meanwhile, Viona Setiawan, a student of SMA Aloysius in Bandung, won a silver medal for her research in physics, in addition to a best poster award.

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In life sciences, Fiona Terianto from SMA St. Laurensia in Tangerang won a bronze medal, as well as a best poster award. The rest of the team scored best poster awards. 

Center for Young Scientists (CYS) director Monika Raharti said the students who represented Indonesia at the 26th ICYS in Kuala Lumpur had competed in last year’s Young Scientist Competition (LPB) at the provincial and national levels.

“The winners of last year’s national-level LPB received training from CYS earlier this year in preparation for the international competition,” Monika said on Thursday as quoted by tempo.co.

“Congratulations to the boys and girls of Indonesia who have made the country proud,” she added. 

The 26th ICYS, which ran from April 19 to 25 at the Mandarin Court Hotel in Kuala Lumpur, was attended by participants from 26 countries. (rfa/kes)

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