ITS Campus, ITS News – The 33rd National Student Scientific Week (Pimnas) was officially held. This time, 33 contingents from Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) Student Creativity Program (PKM) gave their best in competing at the prestigious event which is held until Saturday (28/11).
This year’s commander of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) and National Student Scientific Week (Pimnas) ITS, Arief Abdurrakhman ST MT, explained that the 33rd Pimnas was the longest and biggest student competition compared to other competitions. Stated like so due to the preparation that took 14 months and the applied various disciplines in the competition. “So, ITS gave a lot of effort and attention to Pimnas (National Student Scientific Week),” he stated.
Arief explained that there were three stages of selection in the implementation of Pimnas this year. Starting with the proposal selection held in September last year. Then, continued with the mentoring stage by lecturers, including reasoning lecturers, as well as a team of experts consisting of professors and doctors. “The goal is to strengthen the scientific content of the topics discussed by each contingent,” he revealed.
The last stage is the funding stage. A total of 72 ITS contingents were funded to execute ideas from the proposals that had been made. From this stage, 33 contingents were successfully deemed qualified for this year’s Pimnas. “We continue to provide assistance for these 33 contingents to prepare presentation materials in front of the jury,” emphasized Arief.
The details of the 33 ITS contingents who passed this year’s Pimnas are as follows: 18 PKM Team for Exact Research (PKM-PE), 6 PKM teams in the Creative Karsa Sector (PKM-KC), 5 PKM teams for Entrepreneurship (PKM-K), 2 PKM team for Social Humanities (PKM-SH), and 1 team each for PKM team for Community Service (PKM-M) and Written Ideas (PKM-GT).
Without any hesitance, this lecturer of the Instrumentation Engineering Department of Institut Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember (ITS) mentioned that these 33 contingents also benefited in the soft skills and hard skills development throughout the activity. “In the field of hard skills, students become more aware of various useful sciences in lectures,” he added.
On the other hand, development in the field of soft skills was evident through student training of working together in teams consisting of cross departments and generations. In addition, students also become accustomed to communicating with the public. “The key points are in the development of communication, analytics, and presentation techniques needed in everyday life,” continued Arief.
At the end of the interview, Arief hoped that ITS students who take part in this year’s Pimnas can realize the value and innovation of their ideas to be applied to society. “The knowledge and potential we have is both a gift and also a mandate that must be held accountable,” he concluded. (sen/hen)
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