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Tomorrow, Vítězné náměstí in Prague 6 will come alive with the popular ScienceFest event, which will be held for the eleventh time this year. Within sight of the Rector's Office and some of its faculties and institutes, Czech University in Prague, one of the main organizers of this popularizing science festival, will once again be presented.

Visitors to ScienceFest - which this year will be held for the first time in extended open hours from 8:30 to 19:30 - will be able to see, touch and experience exhibits of all eight faculties of CTU. In addition, the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies and CTU Central Library will also be present at the stands. The Rector's Office will also have available game cards for the "across all stands of CTU" Young Engineer competition, as well as prizes for those who complete the competition tasks.

At the individual stands, the CTU branches will demonstrate what is being created at CTU. For example:

Faculty of Civil Engineering will commemorate five giants who influenced history so much that their discoveries are still guided by builders today. What are their names? Thanks to the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, visitors will be able to sit in a real airplane cockpit and get to know its controls and instruments. Faculty of Electrical Engineering will offer programming of mini-robots or electroforms. Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering will show how to create a laser and harness the energy of light.

Fakulta architektury předvede, jak lze přeměnit odpad v umělecké dílo a vyrobit z něj například šperk. Dopravní simulátor či prototyp motocyklu budou připraveny na stanovišti Fakulty dopravní. Na stánku Fakulty biomedicínského inženýrství si budou moci zájemci nechat mimo jiné změřit kvalitu svého zraku. Fakulta informačních technologií nabídne svět virtuální reality, počítačových her a umělé inteligence.

Faculty of Architecture will demonstrate how waste can be transformed into a work of art and made into jewellery. A traffic simulator or a prototype motorcycle will be prepared at Faculty of Transportation Sciences. At the stand of  Faculty of Biomedical Engineering, visitors will be able to have the quality of their eyesight measured. Faculty of Information Technology will offer the world of virtual reality, computer games and artificial intelligence.

Visitors to the stand of the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies will embark on a journey through the history of science and economics. The Central Library of the CTU will remind you that it all began with writing.

You can find the complete rich offer of all eight faculties, the MIAS, the Central Library and the CTU Rectorate HERE

This year's novelty will be the programme on the stage, where CTU will be presented in two blocks - one in the morning more focused on children and one in the afternoon more for adults interested in science.

From 10:00, children from the Lvíčata Kindergarten and Primary School, which is established by the CTU, will perform on the stage at Vítězný náměstí with their experiments, a self-built robot and poems on the theme "Planets". Then biomedical experts will engage the newcomers in making giant bubbles. Who will be the fastest to make a bubble? Finally, the Faculty of Transportation Sciences will present its racing motorbike and selected participants will try a prize quiz on stage.

In the afternoon block from 14.30, Faculty of Architecture will present on stage a part of a beautiful plasteosaur, which is the work of 130 printers from all over the country and normally "lives" in the National Museum. Faculty of Mechanical Engineering will show that mechanical engineering is not only about machine parts, but also about people - it can also make joint prostheses or implants. And Faculty of Civil Engineering will reveal how and what can be built from recycled materials.

The Open Air Science Laboratory (this year with the theme Roots of Science) and its co-organizer CTU in Prague are looking forward to welcoming thousands of visitors on 21 June!

Contact person: 
Adriana Rajmová