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Since its first edition in 2015, the Science Fair organised by the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic has grown into the largest and most popular event popularising science. Therefore, this year CTU in Prague decided to offer visitors demonstrations of the activities of six of its eight faculties: the Faculties of Civil Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering and Information Technology. This is the largest representation of CTU at this fair so far.

The fair will be held at PVA Letňany from Thursday 30 May to Saturday 1 June under the motto "Science, it's CTU!" there will be stands of the six faculties and an umbrella stand of the Rector's Office, where visitors will be able to compete for a small gift.

"While the popular open-air ScienceFest has a visitor turnout of around fifteen thousand people in one day, the Science Fair has already attracted over thirty thousand visitors from the general public in three days. I am therefore glad that representatives of six of our faculties have taken the time to present CTU, as I believe, in the best possible light. The offer of demonstrations is varied and will certainly attract attention," says Vojtěch Petráček, Rector of CTU.

So what will be on display at the CTU? Those interested will be able to try out:

  • driving on the eForce Prague Formula simulator, where they will experience the feeling of driving in a formula and other racing specials
  • contactless measurement of heart and breathing rate, detailed examination of the anatomy of the human body or various optical illusions "with your own eyes"
  • autonomous robots, the Van de Graaff generator, but also a crash course in soldering components, in which they will make an original souvenir
  • a sweet reward donated by the AI in exchange for smiling
  • VR goggles, Arduino games or scaled-down Ozobots watching them move efficiently so they don't collide
  • a ride on a bike trainer with a super-perfect innovative CDuro bike frame made of carbon composite materials
  • a scale model of an artificial slalom water course from the Kadaň Water Sports Complex
  • nuclear reactor control or fission reaction control

The children will be able to test how deep is their knowledge of the human body with a small quiz and become little scientists for a while. Everyone who completes a small task and presents a playing card with all the faculty stamps at the Rector's office will receive a gift.

The CTU exposition will be located near the main entrance, entrance to the hall is free.

Contact person: 
Kateřina Veselá