Makassar Students Win Medals at International Invention Innovation Event in Canada

ABATANEWS, MAKASSAR – Makassar students representing Indonesia participated in the International Discovery Innovation event in Canada or iCAN 2022. It was UIN Alauddin Makassar student Edysul Isdar who successfully won a silver medal in this event.

The ICAN 2022 competition is organized by the Toronto International Society of Innovation and Advanced Skills (TISIAS). This event took place offline for participants from European countries, while for countries outside Europe it took place online.

The student from the Department of Physics at the Faculty of Science and Technology represented Indonesia in the competition in which hundreds of participants participated. That’s no less than 650 participants from 79 countries.

“At the local level, this activity is supported by the Innovation Initiative Co-operative Inc., and at the global level, it is supported by the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA),” said Edysul Isdar, reported by the UIN Alauddin Makassar page, Thursday (1/9/2022).

The competition that Edysul Isdar participated in was the Innovation Project. The innovation he brought was bagasse bioelectricity, namely an alternative electrical energy generator based on industrial waste from sugar mills using microbial fuel cell (MFC) technology.

Edysul Isdar was able to achieve optimal results under the leadership of the Indonesian Invention and Innovation Promotion Association (INNOPA). He was very grateful and did not expect to win a silver medal in the 2022 iCAN competition.

“Because I was also worried about other teams whose innovation and English were better,” explained the seventh semester student, Wednesday August 5, 2022.

He admitted that his motivation for participating in iCAN 2022 was because he wanted to make his parents proud. Apart from this, Edysul Isdar continued, he wants to gain experience in the international arena to continue his studies abroad.

Meanwhile, the head of the physics department, Ihsan, said he was very proud of the achievements made by his students. “I also thank Edysul Isdar because this achievement certainly makes the department, faculty and UIN Alauddin proud at the international level,” he concluded.

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