The grand final of the LKTIN (National Scientific Writing Competition) AGROFEST 11 was successfully held on Friday, November 22, 2019. This year’s LKTIN raised the theme of the contribution of the millennial generation in achieving sustainable development goals in 2030. This activity is part of a series of AGROFEST (Agroindustri for Education Science and Technology) 11 which is an annual program of BEM HIMAGRIN (Agro-Industry Student Association).
The finalists from various universities in Indonesia previously held a technical meeting with the LKTIN AGROFEST 11 committee on Thursday afternoon, November 21, 2019. The finalists are the best teams that have gone through the selection stage of their scientific papers.
In the grand final, 9 teams from various universities in Indonesia were selected, including Brawijaya University, Gadjah Mada University, Diponegoro University, Semarang State University, Surabaya State University, Surabaya State Marine Polytechnic, and UPI. All finalists were given the opportunity to present their papers in front of the LKTIN AGROFEST 11 jury consisting of lecturers, researchers and industry practitioners.
The grand final of LKTIN ended on Friday afternoon and the announcement of the winners was delivered the next day at the National Seminar (Semnas) AGROFEST 11. The team from Brawijaya University on behalf of Marsa Aqil succeeded in becoming the first winner of LKTIN with the title of first prize. “X-Ment: Technology Using Human Dirt to Become a Mobile Application of Renewable Electric Energy Based in the Jember Bandailit Village in the Context of Realizing a Golden Indonesia 2045” and entitled to trophies, certificates and assistance from the Governor of West Java amounting to Rp. 2,500,000. The second winner of LKTIN was won by a team from the State University of Surabaya on behalf of Syahrul Gunawan with the title “Asiap (Pollution and Smoke Reduction Tool) Based on Catalytic Converter to Reduce the Impact of Karhutla in Indonesia” which is entitled to the Bandung Mayor trophy, certificates and assistance money of Rp. 1,500,000, while the third winner was won by Veni Fulitasari from UGM with the title “Utilization of Mount Merapi Volcanic Ash as a Source of Washing Waste Decomposing Silica”, and was entitled to the UPI Rector trophy, certificate and assistance money in the form of Rp. 1,000,000. In addition, the first runner-up was Angga from the State Shipping Polytechnic of Surabaya and Deri Priatna as the second runner up, each winner was entitled to a plaque and certificate.
All LKTIN AGROFEST finalists also had the opportunity to take a field trip to the national education museum, after participating in the grand final round. Congratulations to the winners of LKTIN AGROFEST 11. Hopefully it will increase the spirit of achievement and contribute to the progress of Indonesia’s homeland in achieving the 2030 world agenda: Sustainable Development Goals.