On 28 August, an informal meeting with a six-member delegation of the US Congress was held at CTU. The event, co-organized by the US Embassy in the Czech Republic, was led by Congressman Steve Chabot (Ohio) and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (Massachusetts). The aim of the visit, which was part of the Central and Eastern European visit of the congress (Czech Republic, Slovakia and Slovenia), was the interest of US partners in promoting innovation, young talents and start-ups in an academic environment.
The third year of the Summer IT School for girl students aged between 14 and 19 was held at CTU grounds on 21 to 25 August. Girls mainly concentrated on programming, coding, and creating their own blog, site, or games. The partner of the event was Czechitas.
On 21 August, the Czech Institute of Informatics,Robotics and Cybernetics was visited by Mr. Hiroshige Seko, japanese minister of economics, technologies and industry. Main topic of the visit was the czech-japanese cooperation and its broadening namely in robotics, computer vision and industrial automation.
At the Department of Control Engineering of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, a system of so-called predictive heating control was created. Since 2010, as the first method of its kind, it has been tested directly on the faculty building on Technická street. The evaluation of its functions revealed that, after 7 years of its operation, the university saved 5,6 million Czech Crowns for heating.
Students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Marek Novák, Tomas Pikous and Barbora Suchanova are developing a baby glucometer in form of a credit card within the XGLU start-up. Thanks to their solution, the students achieved worldwide victory at the prestigious Microsoft Imagine Cup in Redmond on July 27th. This brings $ 250,000 worth of prizes. More than 50 projects have advanced to the finals of the competition from national competitions.
On 18 July, the students and teachers of the Faculty of Architecture presented an installation at Indira Gandhi's Park, improving the Dejvice university campus. The wooden passage is placed at the site of the original spontaneous path on the lawn connecting the National Technical Library to the Faculty of Architecture. The structure was created during the summer hand-made workshop, organized at the MaMa architectural studio directed by Josef Mádr and Šárka Malošíková at the Faculty of Architecture of CTU on 10 - 14 July.
From 3rd to 21st July, the first annual MIAS International Summer School was held at the Masaryk Institute of Advanced Studies. Forty students from China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Australia, Korea, Russia, Thailand, the United States of America and Uzbekistan teamed up in projects in the Innovation Leadership in Industry course, complemented by the thematic Czech History and Culture course.
After seven years, Czech Academic Games were held in Prague. The biggest sports event of the Czech universities took place from 18 to 23 June. The organizer was the Czech Technical University in Prague, together with the Czech University of Agriculture and the Czech Association of University Sports. ČVUT won 7 gold, 18 silver and 11 bronze medals.
Three scientific papers written by doc. Daniel Sýkora from the Department of Computer Graphics and Interaction of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague, were accepted to SIGGRAPH 2017, the most prestigious computer graphics conference.
On 23 June, the results of the 4th annual Crytur Award for the best diploma thesis in material sciences were announced in Turnov. The first place is shared by Ing. Tomáš Grabec from the CTU Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering and Ing. Petra Janská of the University of Chemistry and Technology Prague. Laureates of Honorable Mention are Ing. Adam Říha and Ing. Jakub Veverka, both from the Faculty of Nuclear and Physical Engineering.