Telkom University (Tel-U) students received international level award. Four university students who are members of IEEE Student Branch Tel-U Asia Pacific gained ranks at the event “IEEE Student, Young Professionals, and Women in Engineering Region 10 Asia Pacific Congress 2015” held in Colombo, Sri Lanka, 9 – July 12, 2015.

The fourth student is Amanda Julia Isa and Muhammad Fadhil (Telecommunication Engineering Program), Qhansa Di’Ayu Putri Bayu (Informatics Engineering Program), and Muhammad Ibnu Muharrom (Telecommunication Business Management Studies and Information). “Telkom University IEEE Student Branch is one – the only student branch representing Indonesia in this Congress,” said Amanda.According to Amanda, Congress Region is an event that held once in two years started on 2002 in Singapore. “This congress aims to expand Networking, Skill Enhancement, Technology Breakthroughs, Women in Engineering, Economic and Social Aspects,” he said.

At IEEE Region 10 Congress 2015, said Amanda, not less than 250 delegates came from 28 countries in Asia Pacific including Australia, India, Malaysia, Japan, Pakistan, New Zealand, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and of course Indonesia.

Amanda added, there are 31 people who volunteered to go to Sri Lanka. But after going through a fairly rigorous selection process, the team IEEE Tel-U finally elected to represent to Sri Lanka with funding from the Higher Education, Indonesia Section, and the Tel-U.

“Before leaving, we had to prepare for some things such as video introductions Indonesia for IEEE Congress, the poster for IEEE Student Branch Poster Competition, Souvenir, Performance for the cultural night,” he said.

On July 1, 2015, said Amanda, IEEE R10 SAC Team told them that the IEEE Student Branch Telkom University selected for the “Representation Competition” in IEEE Region 10 Student / YP / WIE. Thereafter, on July 6, 2015 they were informed by the committee, that the IEEE SB Tel-U into the top 20 in Asia Pacific. “And we are required to represent Student Branch IEEE us directly at the Congress R10 on 9-12 July 2015,” he said.

Their hard work resulted sweet. After presenting the development of student branch in Indonesia, the jury decided to Amanda and her friends was selected as the top three Asia Pacific under Bangladesh and Malaysia.

Thank you to all those who have supported our departure so that we can achieve more on the event and student congress this competition, “he said.

At that event, the four students Tel-U also participated in Culture Night (the night of culture) to bring music performance that sings Halo-Halo Bandung and Yamko Rambe Yamko.