2nd South Asian Geosciences Student Conference (SAGSC) 2016 – Event Summary

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   The 2nd SAGSC 2016 was held on August 22nd – 27th 2016 by Society of Exploration Geophysicists Universitas Gadjah Mada Student Chapter (SEG UGM SC) and Himpunan Mahasiswa Geofisika Universitas Gadjah Mada (HMGF UGM). The event itself consists of eight sub-events, they are Conference, Exhibition Competition, Grand Ceremonies, GeoBowl, City Tour, Field Trip, and Lectures.

   2nd SAGSC 2016 is a forum where geosciences students from various field of study may interact with each other and share their knowledge and ideas for a better future. By participating in 2nd SAGSC 2016, it means that, as geosciences students, the participants have already start their movement to become the part of a great change in the future, where we, geosciences students will be able to strengthen the geosciences itself, which will eventually lead us to a better tomorrow.

   The main event of 2nd SAGSC 2016 was held in University Club Hotel, Universitas Gadjah Mada. It was opened by an opening ceremony which was held on the first day (August 22nd 2016) and was closed by a closing ceremony, gala dinner, and winner announcement on the third day (August 24th 2016). This year, 2nd SAGSC 2016 received about 194 abstracts coming from many countries around Asian continent. After getting reviewed by our peer-reviewers, we selected 85 papers to be presented in the conference which comprise of 50 oral presentations and 35 poster presentations that will be divided into several sessions. We also took note of 20 best that were presented here, which consist of 12 papers from the oral session (taken from each oral session) and also 8 papers from the poster presentation to be considered as the best papers. Even though this event was held in Indonesia, the best paper from the oral and poster presentation came from the students of National Central University, Taiwan. Congratulations to them for beating the host country of this event!

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   Even though the main interest for 2nd SAGSC 2016 lies within its conference, we also hold several student competitions and a student exhibition. Those sub-events were hold to increase the euphoria of the events held in 2nd SAGSC 2016. These student competitions consist of photography competition, essay competition, and GeoBowl. The biggest interest in these student competitions lies with the GeoBowl, a smart competition which was designed to test the students’ knowledge and also ability to compete in several matches in order to see which team that can be considered as the best one. The winners for this event came from Universitas Gadjah Mada (1st place) and Institut Teknologi Bandung (2nd and 3rd places).

   After journeying the three days conference, our participants were entertained by the field trip to Merapi volcano (for those who wanted to feel the adrenaline of a real adventure) and also a city tour to several tourism spots on Jogjakarta (for those who wanted to know the Javanese culture). After having one day break from the activities of the past four days, 2nd SAGSC 2016 was continued by one seminar and two workshops which were delivered by selected professionals from the energy industry to, again, increase the participants’ knowledge about geosciences itself.

   The total participants for this event were 628 persons, which consists of the authors, participants from the conference, GeoBowl, student competition, student expo, seminar, and workshop, with several additional amounts of participants coming from our committees themselves. Compared to other student conference around this region, 2nd SAGSC 2016 can be considered as one of the biggest student conference ever held on this region because of the amount of the participants.

   Last but not least, we would like to thank our sponsors, supporters, and media partners, without their help, 2nd SAGSC 2016 will not became as big as what it was. We also would like to the crowd of participants that have enliven this event as well. Should you need any other information about this event, you can directly contact us via email to sagsc2016@ugm.ac.id.

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