Who said that the Indonesian students are not interested in science? Indonesian
Biotechnology Students Forum with supports from various institutions held
iBiotech 2008 successfully. This event had attracted more than 1500 junior and
senior high school students and more than 200 science teachers in four cities;
partner institutions introduced what and how biotechnology can be applied in
daily lives and its benefits through interactive ways; multimedia and 7 fun handto-
hand experiments. “I didn’t know that biotechnology is fun – usually we just
skip this subject during classes” Dimple, a student from Lab School Senior High
“I am impressed by how much Indonesian students know about Biotechnology. I
have never discussed in such high level with students their age”, praised Terry
Vrijenhoek, Chairman of Genomic Networks of Young Scientists (GeNeYouS) in
discussions with the Indonesian students. Therefore, we have to be proud to
boast future potential human resources in the country.
Positive and warm welcomes to this successful event have been received from
many people as it was also given by Prof. Suhartono Taat Putra from Medical
iBiotech committee to communicate science to young students in such a way.
This is in line with the dialogue of Kusmayanto Kadiman, Minister of Research
and Technology with Prof. Abdul Kalam, President from India 2002-2007 few
months ago in National Science Congress 2007 in
can suggest better than you start introducing science to the youths, the earlier,
the better…” dan we make it happened through iBiotech as a first step!