It is no secret that UGM students have bright ideas. Participating in positive and meaningful activities can facilitate those wonderful ideas. One activity that students should definitely do to facilitate their thoughts is through scientific research. The Elementary Teacher Education Department (Pendidikan Guru Sekolah Dasar) of Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa (UST) recently held a national scientific paper competition, known as LKTIN (Lomba Karya Tulis Ilmiah Nasional). The theme was “Membangkitkan Semangat Literasi, Membangun Generasi Unggul, Menuju Indonesia Emas 2045 (Reviving the Spirit of Literacy, Building a Prime Generation for a 2045 Golden Indonesia)”.
UGM sent 3 delegates, two of them were juniors from our faculty: Oom Qomariyah and Rohmad Nur Wijayanto. Another student was Imaduddin Fadlurrahman, also a junior from the Philosophy Department. Their research was titled “Embedding Indonesian Identity through Literacy for Teenagers Moving Toward a 2045 Golden Indonesia”. The subtheme they took was character/moral, and they were supervised by Dra. Aisah Indati, M.S., Psikolog, one of our lecturers.
Before reaching the final round, the participants had to go through several stages. They had to register and submit their abstracts (March 5 – April 7 2018), which after then they were notified about whether or not their abstracts were accepted on April 10, 2018. There were 63 teams that passed the abstract selection, from campuses all over Indonesia. Participants that passed the abstract selection submitted their final paper and re-registered between April 11 – 24, 2018. The 6 best papers were announced on April 28, 2018 to be finalists and present their work on May 4, 2018 in UST.
The winners were announced on May 5, 2018. The team from UGM got to the final round, along with the team from Universitas Katolik Musi Charitas, Universiitas Islam Negeri Sunan Kalijaga, Universitas Sarjanawiyata Tamansiswa, Universitas Panca Marga, and Universitas Ahmad Dahlan. UGM won as Juara Harapan 2 (Fourth Runner Up). This achievement can hopefully motivate students to be more creative and participate in events like this, developing ideas for the sake of a better Indonesia.