58 students from 9 Czech and Slovak faculties enrolled in the 7th year of the Building with Wood Fragrance contest who prepared 38 works. Sharing prizes for 200,000 crowns, 7 winners were selected by the jury and the public and partners of the competition. Students competed in two categories: Wooden constructions - small and Wooden constructions - large. Tereza Krákorová from the Faculty of Architecture won the Professional Jury Award for her design of a mountain buffet under Velká Deštná summit. Dávid Ferčák from the Faculty of Civil Engineering won the Kronospan Prize for the use of OSB boards in a family house in the Křivoklátsko Protected Landscape Area.
The already 21st edition of the biggest cycling race in Prague - Author Prague Fifty - launched on 21 September as part of the prestigious Author Maraton tour series. Cyclists traversed a 50 km long track, which led from Prague 6 to Okoř castle and back. A rich accompanying program for children and adults was prepared at the Dejvice Campus. This year, the race was connected with the Experience the City in a Different Way festival, so all-day activities and concerts were prepared for the competitors. This year, CTU also cooperated in organizing the race and CTU rector doc. Vojtěch Petráček also actively participated. Paralympic cyclist Jiří Ježek was the ambassador of the race.
On 10 September, the Czech Technical University in Prague received a prestigious HR Excellence Award from the European Commission in the field of human resources, which reflects the quality of the environment for researchers and guarantees its further development. The certificate can attract even more foreign scientists to the university and increases the overall prestige of the university.
The groundbreaking Data Stewardship Wizard web portal, developed at the Faculty of Information Technology, CTU, facilitates the work of researchers and data administrators in the current trend of massive data volume growth. It is an extraordinary cooperation of Czech and Dutch institutions to solve one of the pressing issues of the present and near future - big data.
The Faculty of Architecture will open a new studio led by Lukáš Kordík from GutGut the Slovak architectural studio with a clear minimalist low-tech style handwriting. Kordík atelier will replace the studio of emeritus dean Zdeněk Zavřel at the Institute of Design II.
The cooperation of the state, professional university teams and business associations in the field of AI significantly strengthens so that technology makes people's life as easy as possible. In artificial intelligence research, the Czech Republic will focus primarily on the safety of the population, for example in transportation, in the fight against crime or in terrorist attacks. Not only with this topic, the Czech Republic will strive to gain the prestigious status of one of the four excellent centers of artificial intelligence in Europe. According to Minister of Industry and Trade, Karel Havlíček, this should be decided at the European level in the first quarter of next year. The minister said this at a press conference held on 29 August. Minister Havlíček also signed a memorandum on cooperation in artificial intelligence between the state, academia and industry. The Director General of the Confederation of Industry of the Czech Republic Dagmar Kuchtová, Rector of the Technical University of Ostrava, Václav Snášel, and Rector of the Czech Technical University in Prague Vojtěch Petráček all added their signatures.
A volunteer group of students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague teaches kids the basics of IT and electrical engineering. Workshops for children from 10 years to 15 years are free of charge since 2016. They currently offer five different topics - building and programming robots from LEGO MINDSTROMS, basics of programming in SCRATCH environment, basics of electrical circuits with BOFFIN, basics of programming and algorithms with OZOBOT robots and fundamentals of electrical engineering with programmable microcomputer MICRO: BIT. They arrange excursions to IT and technology companies for the participants, so that children get to know how everything looks like in practice. Students create and provide the program and tools themselves, as well as web application development, PR graphics, or management.
From 10 to 21 August in 2019, the 10th annual Jáma lvová camp was held in RS Ředkovec, near Světlá nad Sázavou, organised under the CTU patronation for pupils of 2nd tier of elementary schools and comparative classes of grammar schools. Throughout the camp, students and graduates from various CTU faculties devoted their time to the children as section leaders.
The DARPA Subterranean Challenge Tunnel Circuit took place in Pittsburgh, USA on 15-22 August. A team of CTU-CRAS scientists and students from the Department of Cybernetics and Computer Department of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering of the Czech Technical University in Prague demonstrated a multirobotic system for searching the areas affected by the disaster. CTU-CRAS took first place in the category for teams not supported by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) and ranked third overall.
The International Student Formula Formula Czech Republic race took place at the polygon near the Autodrome in Most from 13 to 17 August. The CTU CarTech team from the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering won first place in the category of combustion formulas. The car won 1st place in the main race qualification and confirmed this dominance by finishing 1st in the main race. The eForce Formula FEE Prague Formula Selective Drive from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering got 2nd place in the Formula Student Electric category. In all the dynamic disciplines, the team managed to reach the top 3 best ranks. In Skidpad, AutoX and Endurance, the team won 2nd place. Pleasant addition to this wave of success is the fact that the eForce formula was the best accelerating car on the track with time of 3.59 seconds.