Jakarta, 23 September 2019 - PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. (Kalbe) today announced 20 finalists of the 2019 Kalbe Junior Scientist Award (KJSA) scientific work, consisting of 10 elementary school level finalists and 10 junior high school level finalists. The 20 finalists of scientific works were selected from 429 total scientific works submitted, from 223 elementary and junior high schools, originating from 17 provinces in Indonesia. The Kalbe Junior Scientist Award (KJSA) 2019 is an award program for the best scientific work for elementary and secondary school students in Indonesia, where this year the scientific work created has adapted the use of digital technology by carrying out the theme of KJSA Goes Digital.
“Kalbe is committed to contributing to the development of children’s science in Indonesia through the Kalbe Junior Scientist Award activity,” said Melina M. Karamoy, Head of Corporate Communications & Sustainability of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. “This year KJSA carries a digital theme, from the results of the work that came in we can see that the potential of digital science works is quite large. It turns out that children can produce digital science work that can answer the problems around them through a scientific approach,” Melina continued.
“The parameters used in judging are the value of novelty, manifestation, and utilization for the surrounding community,” said Prof. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, M.Eng., Ph.D.; Head of the Physics Research Center, LIPI who is also the Chairman of the 2019 KJSA Judges. “In addition, the jury will add digital application criteria to a larger portion in each science work, therefore we will provide a mentoring process to the 20 selected scientific works of the finalists before they are presented to the jury during the final judging,” Nurul continued.
The 10 selected Elementary School Science Participants are as follows (1) Muhammad Akbar from Syafana Primary Islamic School, Tangerang with work title Automatic Hand washing Equipment; (2) Carlos Luther Dina Charis from SDK Penabur Kota Wisata, Bogor, with work title Si Bagong Digital Android Server Robot; (3) Anneke Nazeeya Setiawan from Kuntum Cemerlang School, Bandung, with work title, Kick It Out; (4) Muhammad Naufal from SDN 03 Pontianak Kota, Pontianak with work title Prototype of Automatic Plant Watering Tool; (5) Danish Indrasta Adiwitya from Al Azhar 31 Islamic Elementary School, Yogyakarta with work title Green Waste Water Technology; (6) Darren Jose Yang of SDS Narada, Jakarta with work title Electric Heat Recycler For Stove; (7) Zayyan Ahmad Hanan from SDIT Darul Abidin, Depok with work title Sda Minecraft Conservation Campaign; (8) Mahrus Ali Fawwas from Muhammadiyah Manyar Elementary School, Gresik, with work title Active Detector of Alcohol Content; (9) Anindita Masha Parahita from SDN Jember Lor 01, Jember with work title Plant Watering Assistant; (10) Ghirta Mahataksya from SD Saraswati 3, Denpasar with work title Automatic Bottle Filling Equipment.
The 10 selected Science Works for Junior High School Participants are as follows (1) Sofi Wulan Ramadhani from Muhammadiyah 2 Junior High School, Denpasar with work title Automatic Trash Machine; (2) Hanun Dzatirrajwa from Hidayatullah Islamic Middle School, Semarang, with work title Smart Floor Drain; (3) Gavin Malik Setiawan from Kuntum Cemerlang School, Bandung, with work title Pick Me Up; (4) Kurnia Ramadhani Wibawaningtyas from SMPN 1, Bantul with work title Automatic Nutrition Providing Tool; (5) Marta Laurent from Immanuel II Christian Middle School, Kubu Raya with work title Deaf Accident Anticipation Cap; (6) Almira Hasna Rizqita from the Islamic Cendekia Harapan Islamic Middle School, Jombang with work title “Digital Clock for the Blind; (7) Muhammad Dhesta Zafran Purnawan from MTs N 6 Sleman, Yogyakarta with work title “Robot Search for Live Victims in Earthquake Ruins”; (8) Ahnaf Fauzy Zulkarnain from MTs N 4 Gunung Kidul, Yogyakarta with work title Rapentis Robot (9) Callista Samantha Dina Charis from SMPK Penabur Kota Wisata, Bogor with work title Smart Digital Iot System; (10) Else Windasari from Jetis 1 Junior High School, Ponorogo, with work title Grain Mixer Robot.
KJSA 2019 panel of judges is Prof. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, M. Eng., PhD (Head of the Center for Physics Research, LIPI), Maulani Mega Hapsari, S.Ip, MA (Head of Sub Directorate of Students, Directorate of Middle School Development, Ministry of Education and Culture), M. Syachrial Annas (Director of PP IPTEK Kemristekdikti RI), Irzan Raditya (CEO & Co-Founder of Kata.ai), Onno W. Purbo, Ph.D (Information and Technology Expert).
The selected 20 Finalists will be mentored by mentors who have been appointed by the Jury in accordance with the competencies of the mentors. The mentoring process will take place until October 15, 2019, and afterward the selection process will pick 10 winners consisting of 5 elementary schools and 5 junior high schools from the mentoring, who will be invited to Jakarta for the exhibition and final judging.
The mentors were Herry Kwee (Physicist, President of World Physics Olympiad), Dewis Akbar (the originator of Lab on Bike), Handy Darmawan (Chief Technology Officer of Tempo Media Group), Dr. M. Ikhlasul Amal, M.Sc., S.Sc. (LIPI Metallurgical & Material Research Center), Dr. Wahyu Bambang Widayantos (LIPI - Material Physics Research Center), Mohamad Imam Afandi MT (Electronics & IT Physics Research Center, LIPI), Hemi Prasetyo M.Sc. (Head of Administration Division, Science and Technology Demonstration Center, Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education) and Setyo Purnomo. M.Hum (Head of Operation Division of the Science and Technology Demonstration Center, Kemenristekdikti).
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the biggest public pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle reliable and varied brand portfolio: prescription medicines (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc.); health product division that handles over-the-counter medication (Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Woods, Fatigon, etc.); energy and ready-to-consume drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss, Nitros); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc.); and distribution division. Kalbe currently has approximately 38 subsidiaries and 12 production facilities with international standard and employs approximately 17,000 employees dispersed across more than 76 branches throughout Indonesia. From 1991, Kalbe is listed on Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).