Tangerang, 26 October 2019 - PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. (Kalbe) today announced as well as giving awards to the winners of the 2019 Kalbe Junior Scientist Award (KJSA) for 10 winners in the Primary and Junior High School categories. The day before, the participants had made a presentation of their science work before the jury. Also attending the awards ceremony was LT Handoko as the Head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), Bernadus Karmin Winata Director of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk and the 2019 KJSA Judges. The ten winners of KJSA 2019 also participated in the Indonesia Science Expo (ISE) held by LIPI from October 23-26, 2019 at the Indonesia Convention Exhibition, Tangerang.
“The Kalbe Junior Scientist Award is part of Kalbe's commitment to continue to contribute to the development of science in Indonesia, especially by children. Through this science fair competition, we encourage children to be able to think creatively and solve surrounding problems through a scientific approach. We believe that creativity is the root of innovation,” said Bernadus Karmin Winata, Director of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. “In 2019, in line with the digital era, KJSA seeks to adapt to existing changes. By carrying out the theme of KJSA Goes Digital, it is hoped that this will be the first step in introducing digital-based science works to children to answer the problems that are around them,” continued Bernadus.
“The parameters used in judging are levels of novelty, manifestation, and usefulness 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 Chair of the 2019 KJSA Judges. “Furthermore, the jury added the digital application criteria to a greater portion in each work of science, therefore we carried out a process of mentoring or mentoring to these 10 winners when they were selected as 20 finalists before being presented before the jury at the final judging yesterday,” Nurul continued.
“Since it was first held in 2011, KJSA continues to get quite high enthusiasm. Where this year, KJSA brought a new concept by incorporating digital elements from scientific works created. There are 424 scientific works collected from 239 elementary school categories from 121 elementary schools and 185 junior high school works from 102 junior high schools from all over Indonesia,” said Melina M. Karamoy, Head of Corporate Communication & Sustainability of PT Kalbe Farma Tbk. “Currently there are 10 winners who have been screened in the final stage, which is divided into 5 winners of the elementary category and 5 winners of the junior category,” Melina continued.
KJSA 2019 panel of judges is Prof. Dr. Nurul Taufiqu Rochman, M. Eng., Ph.D (Head of Physics Research Center, LIPI), Maulani Mega Hapsari, S.Ip, MA (Head of Students Sub directorate, 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 5 winners of the Science Works in the SD category are as follows (1) Anneke Nazeeya Setiawan from Kuntum Cemerlang School, Bandung, with the title Kick It Out; (2) Muhammad Akbar from Syafana Primary Islamic School, Tangerang with the title Automatic Hand Washing; (3) Ghirta Mahataksya from SD Saraswati 3, Denpasar with the title Automatic Bottle Filling Equipment; (4) Mahrus Ali Fawwas from Muhammadiyah Manyar Elementary School, Gresik, with the title of Active Alcohol Content Detectors; (5) Zayyan Ahmad Hanan from SDIT Darul Abidin, Depok with the title of the Sda Minecraft Preservation Campaign.
The 5 winners of the Science Works in the SMP category are as follows (1) Sofi Wulan Ramadhani from Muhammadiyah 2 Middle School, Denpasar with the title of Automatic Trash Machine; (2) Else Windasari from Jetis 1 Junior High School, Ponorogo, with the title of the Grain-Scrambled Orak Robot; (3) Callista Samantha Dina Charis from SMPK Penabur Kota Wisata, Bogor with the title of Smart Digital Iot System; (4) Gavin Malik Setiawan from Kuntum Cemerlang School, Bandung, with the title of J pickup Aku; (5) Kurnia Ramadhani Wibawaningtyas from SMPN 1, Bantul with the title of Automatic Nutrition Giving Tool.
All winners in each elementary and junior high school category will get the following prizes: First place gets Rp 15 million, Second place gets 12.5 million, Third place gets a prize of Rp 10 million and Fourth and Fifth places will get a prize of Rp 7.5 million respectively. Whereas the accompanying elementary and junior secondary teachers will also receive prizes of Rp. 3 million respectively.
The selected winners have been mentored by mentors as assigned by the Jury in accordance with the competencies of the mentors. The mentoring process is the development of scientific works to become digital.
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 (Research Center for Electronic Physics & IT, 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 the Division of Science and Technology Demonstration Center Operations, Kemenristekdikti).
Kalbe at a glance
PT Kalbe Farma Tbk (“Kalbe”) was established in 1966 and is one of the largest listed pharmaceutical companies in Southeast Asia. Kalbe has four main divisions that handle a reliable and diverse brand portfolio; prescription drug division (Cefspan, Brainact, Broadced, etc.); OTC drugs (Promag, Mixagrip, Komix, Woods, Fatigon, etc.) and energy and instant drinks (Hydro Coco, Extra Joss); nutrition division (ChilKid, Prenagen, Diabetasol, etc.); and distribution division. Kalbe now has more than 35 subsidiaries, 12 production facilities with international standards, and employs approximately 17,000 employees, spread in more than 74 branches throughout Indonesia. Since 1991, Kalbe is listed on the Indonesia Stock Exchange (IDX: KLBF).