President University received a white Daihatsu Ayla car from PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor which will be used as a practicum media for students of the Faculty of Engineering. The handover event was held on 13 August 2020 at the President University Building.
The grant was received directly by Prof. Dr. Jony Oktavian Haryanto as the Rector of President University and Dr.-Ing. Erwin Sitompul, M.Sc. as the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, also delivered by Pradipto Sugondo as the Research & Development Executive Office of PT. Astra Daihatsu Motor.
One of the Mechanical Engineering lecturers who teaches the Computer-Aided Design (CAD) course, Nanang Ali Sutisna, M.Eng., said that this grant really helps the learning process in the courses he teaches.
“With the real model (Ayla car), students can easily understand the aerodynamic shape of the vehicle body design in detail and know the real application of surface design,” he said. Surface Design itself is one of the topics in the CAD course that discusses software-based design in the form of a surface model.
In line with Nanang, Dr.-Ing. Erwin Sitompul, M.Sc. mentioned that later this car will be useful not only for Mechanical Engineering students, but also for Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, and other engineering students.
“My hope is that students can make good use of the new facilities in this laboratory so that they can get hands-on experiences as much as possible,” he said.