Friday (21/04/17), Medan National Conference (MNC)-Student Scientific Festival (FILM) is an annual event hosted by Universitas Negeri Medan. Included in this event is Scientific Writing Competition with theme “Mahakarya Anak Bangsa yang Inovatif dan Solutif dalan Mewujudkan Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030”. Participants of this event are students of Diploma and Bachelor Degree (Undergraduate Degree) from various universities and institutes in Indonesia.
Representing Vocational College UGM are Muslimin Septianto from Diploma-4 of Heavy Equipment Engineering batch 2016 and Dhita Safira from Geomatics Engineering batch 2016. Their abstract submission is granted as one of the 15 best finalists out of 300 submissions before they get the 1st Rank on the competition.
Considering the fact that high intensity of forest fires leads to magnificient loss and destruction to Indonesia, Muslim and Dhita invent fire detector tool called REST-PECT (Forest Protector). This tool employs temperature to check whether the forest is catching fire and sends the data to user’s smartphone at real time.
During interview, Muslim said that the fire detector tool is still a prototype or innovative design. However, it could be developed and produced in near future.
“REST-PECT will be placed on hot spots area in the forest therefore if there is fire the temperature detectors could send signal to user’s smartphone. So, it could prevent the damages,” he said. (ty)