FPIK, SEMARANG – At the end of last October 2020, a student of the Department of Marine Science 2017 named Evan Hansel Frederick won 3rd place in the EURYCOMA scientific essay competition organized by BEM of the Faculty of Pharmacy, Mulawarman University. The big theme of this year’s essay competition is “Student Action to Actively Role Against the Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic” with three sub-themes, one of which is “Optimizing the Use of Natural Materials to Improve Health as a Preventive Effort against the Covid-19 Pandemic”.

Evan, who is currently researching the yeast diversity of the seaweed association, took the initiative to raise the issue he was researching into an essay writing idea. The title of the idea that Evan brought up was “Using Yeast in the Production of Marine Prebiotics from Seaweed as an Enhancer of Body Immunity during the Covid-19 Pandemic”. The process of topic taking, writing, mentoring and preparation for the competition was guided by Dr. Mada Triandala Sibero.

After going through the full paper stage, Evan was selected to be 10 finalists who had the opportunity to present his ideas on October 31, 2020 at 09.00 WITA. Until the awarding night and the closing of the event on November 2, 2020, Evan was selected as the 3rd winner in the EURYCOMA scientific essay competition.

Congratulations to Evan and I hope that the essay idea can be realized through the research project that is currently being carried out. (Dept. Marine Science).