FKIP – Biology Education Study Program, Faculty of Teacher Training and Education (FKIP) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta held the National Seminar on Biology Education (Sembio) XVII online via Zoom Meeting on Sunday (10/10/2021).

This seminar was attended by 359 participants. Presenting 44 speakers and 8 resource persons who are competent in the fields of research, industry, and entrepreneurship, as well as community service.

The first resource person, Dr. Yudi Rinanto, MP as a lecturer in the Biology Education study program as well as field coordinator. This session was guided by Kistantia Elok Mumpuni, S.Pd., M.Pd. as moderator. In this presentation, Yudi delivered the material with the title “Empowerment of Community Creative Economy Through Community Service Program in the Era of Pandemic”.

In his presentation, Yudi said that during the pandemic, people must continue to be creative in all fields. Students as agents of change can contribute through Real Work Lecture (KKN) activities. The existence of KKN activities is expected to be able to encourage sustainable progress and support community safety against Covid-19.

The second resource person, Dr. Sofyan Sjaf S.Pt., M.Si explained the material guided by Nurmiyati M.Sc. The material presented by Sofyan was entitled “Innovation and Adaptation of Community Service in the Era of the Pandemic”.

Sofyan conveyed the meaning of covid-19, the foothold, and urgency of community service, strategies and innovations for community service, as well as a road map for community service.

Furthermore, the presentation of the third speaker, Revata Utama from CTO Nusantic explained the microbiome-based treatment for sustainable living. This session was guided by Dewi Puspita Sari M.Sc as the moderator.

“The microbiome is very important to our health and immunity. We just take care of them. So how to keep it by maintaining their balance. We at Nusantic are aware that their balance is important, so we have technology that can detect their balance,” said Revata.

Reporter: Dwinanda Wuri Harsanti
Editor: Aulia Anjani