The Covid-19 pandemic has accelerated digital transformation and new technology, which undoubtedly affected the method, model, interaction, and collaboration with the other parties. That was a statement of Irfan Purnawan, ST, MChem.Eng as the Dean of Engineering Faculty of Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta (UM Jakarta) in the National Science and Technology (Semnastek) and 1st International Conference on Engineering, Construction, Renewable Energy, and Advanced Material (Icecream), last Wednesday (17/11).
The agenda was themed “Enhancing Sustainable Technology towards Society 5.0”, held by the Faculty of Engineering UM Jakarta, which discussed 9 Engineering fields, including relevant Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Architecture, Informatics, Heavy Equipment, and Science Technology. The Chief Committee of 2021 Semnastek and Icecream, Yeptadian Sari ST MT, explained that seven nations were followed, including Indonesia, Malaysia, England, Singapore, Netherlands, Argentina, and India.
Prof Dr Edy Suandy Hamid, MEc, the Deputy Chair of Muhammadiyah Council for Education, Research, and Culture (CHERD), expected the event to be an engineering discussion forum. Meanwhile, the Covid-19 pandemic affected the decrease of economic growth, especially in Indonesia. “This discussion forum is expected to create new technology that resolves global problems, especially in Indonesia, to develop the economic growth in the Covid-19 pandemic,” he concluded.  UM Jakarta / Diktilitbang