The Faculty of Engineering, University of PGRI Palembang held a Public Lecture on Saturday (18/06/2022) with the theme “The Role of the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII) in Improving the Quality of Human Resources in the field of Engineering to Welcome the Sosiety 5.0 Era”. Palembang Ir. Erna Yuliawati, MT., Ph.D., IPM (Chairman of PII Palembang City), with Moderator Dr. Neny Rochyani, ST., MT., IPM (Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering UPGRIP and Treasurer of PII Palembang City).
This event took place at the H. Usman Madjid Hall, lt. 5 PGRI Palembang University Library Building. This public lecture was opened directly by the Head of BPH PB PGRI at PGRI University Palembang, Dr. Hj.Meilia Rosani, S.H., M.H represented by the Secretary of BPH PB PGRI At PGRI University Palembang Drs. Surmana, M.M., and attended by the Chancellor of the University of PGRI Palembang, Dr. H. Bukman Lian, M.M., M.Sc., CIQaR represented by Vice Chancellors I and II Dr. Yasir Arafat, S.E., M.M., Head of PII Palembang branch Ir. Erna Yuliawati, M.T., Ph.D., IPM., Dean of the Adiguna Engineering Faculty, S.T., M.Sc., along with the staff, Head of Emidiana Electrical Engineering Study Program, S.T., M.T., Head of Chemical Engineering Study Program Muhrinsyah Fatimura, S.T., M.T., Chairperson Amiwarti Civil Engineering Study Program, S.T., M.T., lecturers and students of the Faculty of Engineering semester 2 to semester 8 of all existing study programs.
In his speech, the Dean of the Adiguna Engineering Faculty, S.T., M.Si said “With public lectures, it can open students’ horizons to become students who are reliable and able to play a greater role in society, so that when they graduate they have good competence and are ready to face changes. available.” Meanwhile, Vice Chancellors I and II Dr. Yasir Arafat, S.E., M.M said, “Students must be able to innovate in line with today’s developments, but must remain focused on studying so that they can graduate on time”. Meanwhile Drs. Surmana, M.M in his speech said, “We are already faced with the industrial revolution, the pandemic is pushing everyone to carry out this revolution, the world demands that we adapt. Students must have a good mentality to be able to collaborate with outside parties and students must have sufficient provisions to be able to compete in the outside world”, said Drs. Surmana, M.M ending his speech and at the same time opening a public lecture.
Before entering the material presentation event, on this occasion a memorandum of understanding (MoA) was also signed between the study programs at the Faculty of Engineering, namely: Electrical Engineering Study Program, Chemical Engineering Study Program and Civil Engineering Study Program with PII Palembang branch.
After listening to the speaker’s explanation about the Role of the Indonesian Engineers Association (PII) in Improving the Quality of Human Resources in the field of Engineering to Welcome the Sosiety 5.0 Era, the event was filled with questions and answers. The question and answer session was moderated by Dr. Neny Rochyani, ST., MT., IPM., (Lecturer of Chemical Engineering Faculty of Engineering UPGRIP and Treasurer of PII Palembang City) provided an opportunity for students and lecturers who attended this public lecture session to ask questions.
The event which lasted for approximately 2 hours was closed with a group photo session.