On July 17th, 2022, undergraduate students from the Faculty of Biology won 1st place in the National Scientific Writing Competition organized by Universitas Brawijaya, out of eighty teams from universities across Indonesia that participated in this competition. The team consists of Umi Salamah, Maria Bening Wohingati, and Wulan Usfi Mafiroh from Biology 2018 under the supervision of Dr. Ardaning Nuriliani, S.Si., M.Kes. This competition was part of the annual KATULISTIWA 14 event, with the theme “Innovative Mindset: Let’s Build Society 5.0 for Indonesia” that aims to express students’ innovations and ideas in order to improve their scientific thinking skills.
Four UGM students received scholarships to join 2018 International Summer Course (ISC) on Advanced Marine Biology at Sugashima Marine Biological Laboratory (Sugashima MBL), Nagoya University, Japan, from July 13th to 17th, 2018. Those selected students are Basith Kuncoro Adji (Biology 2014), Anggun Cinditya Putri (Biology 2015), Putri Eky Pratiwi (Fisheries 2014), and Surono Dwi Saputra (Graduate student, Biotechnology 2017). This ISC program is an ongoing cooperation between the Faculty of Biology UGM and Nagoya University and has been going on for the last 4 years.
Sunday, April 22, 2018. The Green Coalition (Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Faculty of Forestry, Faculty of Agriculture, Instiper Jogja, IKAHIMBI) commemorates it by doing long march. The theme of the Green Coalition for the 2018 Earth Day commemoration is trash, because the problem of waste is still a scourge for the environment even until now. The Student Family of the Faculty of Biology is enthusiastic about the event. During the long march, students of the faculty of biology invite the community to dispose of the garbage in its place and distribute the tote bag to the surrounding community. Arriving at Tugu, the event is a speech from faculty representatives, signing petitions, voicing and inviting people to care about the environment by not littering the place, as well as entertainment from representatives of each faculty joined in the Green Coalition. From the faculty of biology, the speech was represented by the chairman of BEM, Lalu Gunawan Fadliansyah (2015), the entertainment was a reading of a poem by Nafi’atul Ummah (2017). The Earth Day event was closed with mannequin challenges.
On April 24, 2018, the Student Family of the Faculty of Biology commemorated the 13th anniversary of KMFB. The event was held in BAB “(Biology Dasar Atas Barat)” Faculty of Biology. the event started at 16.50-18.30. All the biology students who joined the KMFB follow the anniversary of KMFB with great enthusiasm. In KMFB Anniversary ceremony there was a tumpeng cutting represented by Ibu Rina Sri Kasiamdari and symbolically given to the representatives of Study Groups / Institutions to be more “erat dan solid”. The KMFB Anniversary was “dimeriahkan” by Biology Award 2018 nomination readings counted by voting. In the series of KMFB Anniversary event, Department of Medkominfo BEM Biology presents Bioskop (Biology in Telescope) as a video to commemorate the anniversary of KMFB. The event was then closed with taking photos together.