A series of activities at the 34th National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) in 2021 which was held from October 25th-29th 2021 by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology had reached its peak. The closing ceremony of the 34th PIMNAS 2021 was held offline at the University of North Sumatra (USU) and also online through the USU Youtube channel, on Friday (29/10) night.

A total of 37 teams of the Student Creativity Program from Diponegoro University (Undip) succeeded in placing Undip in the top 10 position, to be exact, being ranked 8th nationally, up three places from the previous year.

Vice Rector I for Academic and Student Affairs, Prof. Budi Setiyono, S.Sos., M.Pol.Admin., Ph.D., expressed his gratitude for the achievement of the students at the 34th PIMNAS event. “I, as Vice Rector 1 for Academic and Student Affairs, would like to thank you for all the struggles that you have done. Keep the spirit of the Young Diponegoro,” said Prof. Budi.

In addition, Prof. Budi said that the University would appreciate all members of contingents who qualified for the final of 34th PIMNAS 2021. “We appreciate your hard work as participants who pass PIMNAS. The University provides academic and non-academic rewards,” he explained.

“Congratulations to those who got medals, your struggle was extraordinary, hopefully it will be a great memory for you. And I congratulate those who haven’t gotten a medal, there is still a chance for PIMNAS in next year,” added Prof. Budi.

In the annual national-scale scientific event, the Undip contingents managed to win 10 medals. For the category of presentation, there are as many as 6 medals consisting of 1 gold, 1 silver, and 4 bronze medals. For the poster category, there are 4 medals consisting of 3 gold and 1 bronze medals.

The following is a list of medal winners achieved by the Undip teams of Student Creativity Program at the 34th PIMNAS 2021:

  1. GoldWinner of Presentation (PKMRE-6)

Title: Utilization of Kitchen Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) in Chitosan Alginate Coated Encapsulation as a Source of Antioxidant Needs.

Team Leader: Sadam Arrois.

  1. GoldWinner of Poster (PKMRE-6)

Title: Utilization of Kitchen Lemongrass (Cymbopogon citratus) in Chitosan Alginate Coated Encapsulation as a Source of Antioxidant Needs.

Team Leader: Sadam Arrois.

  1. GoldWinner of Poster (PKMRE-10)

Title: Superhydrophobic-Superoleophilic Coatings Made of Silica with Hexamethyldisilazane and Methyltrimetoxysilane as Oil Spill Separators at Sea.

Team Leader: Jesica Rahmaningrum.

  1. GoldWinner of Poster (PKMRE-4)

Title: Bio-Scrubber Made from Bacterial Cellulose Impregnated Antibacterial Flavonoid from Moringa Leaf as Microplastic Substitution Solution.

Team Leader: Afriza Ni’Matus Sa’Adah

  1. SilverWinner of Presentation (PKMK-6)

Title: Anti-Drowsiness Aromatherapy Gel Innovation from Waste Cooking Oil and Fragrant Lemongrass Extract with Adsorption Method to Support Online Learning.

Team Leader: Sulhan Efendi.

  1. BronzeWinner of Presentation (PKMK-1)

Title: Product Innovation of Ketapang Leaf Extract for Water pH Stabilizer Prevention of Ornamental Fish Bleeding Disease as Economic Support for the Pandemic Era.

Team Leader: Meitri Bella Puspa.

  1. BronzeWinner of Presentation (PKMK-6)

Title: Smart Pop-Up Batik Book Innovation Equipped with Augmented Reality Features, Integrated Website, and Batik Kit as an Interactive Media for Batik Learning.

Team Leader: Gusti Fattahillah Putra Merdeka.

  1. BronzeWinner of Presentation (PKMKC-4)

Title: Pump Automation System in Polder and Early Warning to Anticipate Floods Based on Internet of Things and Machine Learning.

Team Leader: Rifaldi Kallolangi.

  1. Bronze Winner ofPresentation (PKMRE-4)

Title: Bio-Scrubber Made from Bacterial Cellulose Impregnated Antibacterial Flavonoid from Moringa Leaf as Microplastic Substitution Solution.

Team Leader: Afriza Ni’Matus Sa’Adah.

  1. BronzeWinner of Poster (PKMRE-1)

Title: Andrographolide-Loaded Nanoniosome without Cholesterol Sambiloto (Andrographis Paniculata) as an Inhibitor of Main Protease (Mpro) SARS-CoV-2.

Team Leader: Muchammad Faris.

In the final of the 34th PIMNAS 2021, Gadjah Mada University came out as the General Champion. Followed by the IPB University in the second position, and the Sepuluh Nopember Institute of Technology (ITS) in the third position.

PIMNAS is a prestigious national student scientific competition held annually by the Ministry of Education and Culture. In this year, the 34th PIMNAS was attended by 3,126 students who were members of 735 teams from 108 universities throughout Indonesia.