Participant of Intelligent Life Creative Winter Program
Five Polines students participate in Intelligent Life Creative Winter Program. This Program is organized by National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology (First Tech), Taiwan on 23 - 29 January 2018. Polines delegation consists of five students from three departments, they are Reisi Rizqie Auliya; Syarif Mumtaza Fahmi; Arindra Martha Sasmita from Business Administration Department; Maria Graciella Calma from Accounting Department; and lastly Karina Laras Novitasari from Electrical Engineering Department. Together with students from Thailand, Philippines, Myanmar, Singapore, and Pakistan, Polines students compete to present their prototype of innovative ideas. This seven days program starts with an ice-breaking program and creative thinking activities. Then students are grouped into teams, each team consist of 4 students. In the second day participants begin to brainstorm their ideas. In the third and fourth day, they are required to build the prototype of their ideas. The presentation of prototype is held in the fift day while the award ceremony is conducted in the sixth day.
During the award ceremony, two Polines students who are in different team get second and third place. Karina Laras Novitasari together with her team which consists of two other students from Taiwan and one students from Thailand placed second for their innovation tittled The Bravo (Smart Toothbrush). Other Polines student, Maria Graciella Calma gets third place with a product prototype called Pinto. Pinto is a multitasking device which can help on people daily activities. To build Pinto, Graciella works together with two students from Thailand and one student from Taiwan.
Other than the competition, this program is hoped to enrich students ability to execute their ideas, widened students knowledge in cultural understanding and to build connection through friendship. Polines and First Tech have been partner since 2014 and always invite each other in both winter and summer program since then.