Indonesian students receive gold medal at Int`l Exhibition of Young Inventors

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Four Indonesian students received gold medals at the International Exhibition of Young Inventors (IEYI) 2014 which were held from October 30 to November 1, a press release from the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) said here on Sunday.

The four students who received the gold medal were Dayu Laras Wening and Luthfia Adila from State Senior High School 3 in Semarang (Central Java province) and Naufal Rasendriya Apta and Archel Valiano from Islamic School Al Azhar 26 in Yogyakarta.

"Participation in global competitions is one of the ways to build the confidence of young inventors," said Chairman of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) Zulkarnain.

The 2014 International Exhibition of Young Inventors (IEYI) was organized by LIPI and participated in by 60 Indonesian students and 142 students from abroad namely from Japan, Egypt, Nigeria, Taiwan, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand, India and Iran.

There were several categories being competed during the young inventors event namely disaster management, education and recreation, food and agriculture, green technology, safety and health and technology for special needs.

About 202 inventions were displayed during the exhibition. The participants who received the most number of gold medal was a student from Taiwan with 13 gold medals, followed by Indonesia with two gold medals, Japan with two gold medals, Malaysia with one gold medal, Thailand with one gold medal and the Philippines with one gold medal.

Reporting by Virna P Setyorini
Translating and editing by Amie Fenia Arimbi