InsyaAllah Faculty of Engineering will send a team of four teams representing the Muhammadiyah University of Surakarta in the 32nd National Student Scientific Week (PIMNAS) prestigious student competition at Udayana University Bali. This competition will hold on August 27-31, 2019, at the Bukit Jimbaran Unud Campus.

Participants of the 32nd National Scientific Week come from 126 universities throughout Indonesia under the auspices of the Ministry of Research and Technology of Higher Education (Kemeristekdikti). The total number of scientific papers to be presented is 460 titles and judged by 71 judges.

The representatives from the Faculty of Engineering are called the Papan team, which consists of Miftahul Khayati (Chemical Engineering, 2016), Fandi Wijaya Kusuma Wardana (Chemical Engineering, 2017), and Muklis Indarto (Civil Engineering, 2017). The research topic of the Student Creativity Program (PKM) is Optimizing Composite Boards from Palm Fiber and Paper Waste with Unsaturated Polyester Resin as Environmentally Friendly Ceiling. Tri Widayatno, ST, MSc, Ph.D. as a lecturer from the Chemical Engineering study program, accompany this team.

This research was motivated by the not optimal utilization of a large amount of paper and palm oil waste around the community. The final result of this research is that the house ceiling expects to be used by the community.