UNS — Students from the Faculty of Engineering (FT) Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta won three championship titles in an international competition. The competition was the ATU-Net Global Technovation Hackathon 2023 (ATU-Net GTech 2023), organized by the Asia Technological University Network (ATU-Net) at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) on 28-30 August 2023.
The three championship titles were won by Grace Angelika Nadapdap from the Architecture Study Program, who secured first place; Akhmad Cahyadi from the Mechanical Engineering Study Program, who claimed second place; and Maxvallecia Frikandy from the Civil Engineering Study Program, who achieved third place. Additionally, three other FT students also made it to the finals of this competition: Choirun Nisa Nur Ramadhani from the Regional and City Planning Study Program (PWK), Reihan Dhimas Putra Henda from the Electrical Engineering Study Program, and Werna Ramadhan from the Chemical Engineering Study Program.
In this competition, which featured participation from 10 ATU-Net member universities, Maxvallecia Frikandy, known as Max, presented an innovation called ‘EnerGauge: Smart Electricity Socket’.
“This is a technological solution that empowers individuals and businesses to manage and optimize their energy consumption. The device enhances energy awareness, helping to reduce energy waste. It provides real-time energy monitoring, electricity bill transparency, energy optimization recommendations, and environmental impact information,” Max explained as quoted from ft.uns.ac.id, Tuesday (12/9/2023).
Furthermore, through its user-friendly interface and personalization capabilities, this idea focuses on providing insights to users. With this innovation, users can take effective actions to reduce their carbon footprint and simultaneously save on energy costs.
“This idea is driven by the urgent need to address climate change and the worsening impacts of energy waste. Population growth, urbanization, and dependence on fossil fuels have led to increased carbon emissions. Therefore, innovation in energy efficiency and public awareness are essential,” he concluded. Humas UNS