FPIK, SEMARANG – PIMNAS or short for National Student Scientific Week is the final stage of the implementation of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) which is a national scale forum for students to present and communicate with each other through their intellectual creations. In 2020, Gadjah Mada University will officially host the 33rd PIMNAS which has been held online as an application of health protocols in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and a series of activities were successfully held on November 24th – 29th, 2020.

According to a news publication from the National Achievement Center (Puspresnas) Ministry of Education and Culture, this year there have been as many as 65,000 PKM proposals. From a series of selection processes conducted by the Directorate of Learning and Student Affairs (Dit. Belmawa) of the Directorate General of Higher Education, Ministry of Education and Culture, there were 625 PKM proposals from 101 universities that entered the final stage of the 33rd PIMNAS, where 31 proposals of UNDIP students were included, as well as placing research campuses that were in Semarang City, it is the fourth largest university for scientific writing that has passed the 33rd PIMNAS final stage.

Detailed from the category of proposals, 31 scientific papers by UNDIP students consist of 2 PKM Entrepreneurship (PKMK) proposals, 2 PKM Karsa Cipta (PKMKC) proposals, 10 PKM proposals for written ideas (PKMGT), 2 PKM Community Service proposals (PKMM), 2 PKM proposals Applied Technology (PKMT), 9 proposals for PKM for Exact Research (PKMPE) and 6 proposals for PKM for Social Humanities Research (PKMPSH).

UNDIP Vice Rector 1 for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Budi Setiyono PhD, revealed that in the initial selection process 700 proposals were sent from the Diponegoro Campus. Of that number, 128 student proposals were selected to get funding from the Directorate General of Higher Education. The details are 58 research proposals, 31 community service proposals, 7 entrepreneurship program proposals, 4 technology proposals and 14 copyright proposals. In the final stage, 31 proposals from UNDIP students passed the 33rd PIMNAS.

“Of course we are grateful for the struggles of the students. Our job is also to continue to support and assist students in achieving the best positions in the 2020 PIMNAS event. We continue to carry out evaluations and mentoring as much as possible, “said Prof. Budi Setiyono PhD, Monday (11/2/2020).

Interestingly, there are 3 out of 31 UNDIP scientific works which are the work of students of the Faculty of Fisheries and Marine Science (FPIK). The three scientific papers of FPIK students have been recommended to take part in the final stage at the 33rd PIMNAS. The first team came from the Oceanography Department chaired by Satria Ginanjar and his members are Husein Alfarizi and Siti Wulandari with the PKMKC category. The second team came from the Capture Fisheries Department chaired by Muhammad Syahril Munthe and his members are Izzatun Nuha and Nuraini Elvi Fajrin under the PKMT category. Furthermore, the third team also came from the Capture Fisheries Department chaired by Synthiya Machdani and her members are Ardhiyansyah Bhakti L and Wildan Pratama Bagaskara with the PKMKC category. The following is a poster and video presentation information about the scientific work of the three FPIK UNDIP student teams: Poster and Video of the Satria Ginanjar team | Poster and Video of Muhammad Syahril Munthe team | Poster and Video of the Synthiya Machdani team.

Arrived on time, on November 28, 2020 which was the day for determining the winner of the best scientific work, 2 of the 3 scientific works of the FPIK UNDIP student team got 2nd place respectively. The team that succeeded in becoming the winner was the Department of Oceanography student team chaired by Satria Ginanjar with the title of the work “Flood Early Warning System (Rob) and Website and Android Integrated Tidal Waves for Coastal Community Disaster Mitigation” and a team from the Capture Fisheries Department chaired by Muhammad Syahril Munthe with the work title “Baronang Fish and Turtle Repellent Tool (Siganus sp.) as a Solution to Preventing Failed Seaweed Harvesting in Karimunjawa, Jepara, Central Java”.

Apart from FPIK students who won 2nd place, other UNDIP students such as the team from Tri Rahayu with the title of the work “Protection of Online Ojek Drivers for Providing Equal Rights through the Bestuurshandling Instrument” managed to get 3rd place. Then, the team from Ilham Adi Nugroho with the title of work ” The Education System for Mount Merapi Disaster Mitigation Based on Virtual Reality in Srumbung Village Community “succeeded in bringing home the 2nd place. Then the team from Peter Kusnadi with the title of the work” Innovation in Making Environmentally Friendly Substitute Fuels from Liquid Waste Foodcourt as a Solution to Fuel Scarcity in Indonesia “Succeeded in making UNDIP proud with the 1st place and the team from Moch Ali Utomo with the title of the work” Utilization of Indigenous Inulinolotic Yeast Cane Dregs (Bagasse) as Producer of Inulinase Biocatalyst in Low Calorie Sugar Production ” succeeded in adding to the collection of 1st Place at the 33rd PIMNAS. (Adm).