Secondary school students had the opportunity to join the 7th annual project of Junior Tech University at CTU in Prague. During the three-month individual internships on campus, secondary school students were mentored by our academic staff on faculties by their own choosing. At the final joint meeting of trainees and mentors, which took place on 15 December in the CTU - CIIRC building, the students presented their projects and then received certificates of graduation from Junior Tech University.
On Friday, 15 December, the finals of the 9th annual Robo-Contest for secondary schools took place at Zenger's auditorium at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at Charles Square. Every year, competing students are trying to accomplish given tasks with their robots built from Lego Mindstroms kits. This year, the Unstable Voltage University team beat the team from Příbram´s secondary grammar school, participating under the name Mindbreak2. The third place was taken by another secondary grammar school team,Kotrš, of Jakub Škoda Gymnasium in Přerov.
On Thursday, 14 December, the results of the CTU's best athlete competition were announced in the Bethlehem Chapel. Vít Přindiš of the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering was ranked first. The second position was taken by Kristýna Zahradníčková, student of Masaryk's Institute of Advanced Studies and third place had been taken by Bc. Kristiina Mäki of the Faculty of Civil Engineering.
The first public videoconference with the International Space Station from the territory of the Czech Republic was held in the building of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering at the Charles Square in Prague on Monday, 4 December 2017 at 16.40. The technological solution of the transmission was provided by the Faculty of Electrical Engineering. The program was organized by SCIENCE IN as part of the ESERO CZ project (the European Space Agency's educational office), of which the faculty is a partner.
Awards of the the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports In the field of higher education, science and research for the year 2017, were awarded in the Senate of the Parliament of the Czech Republic on 29 November, with the participation of Senate chairman Stanislav Štech. Two students from CTU were awarded in the category for excellent students and graduates - Martin Fůs from the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering studying in the program Biomedical and Clinical Engineering and Ing. Filip Šmejkal from the Faculty of Civil Engineering in the Civil Engineering study program
On Wednesday, 29 November, the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering of the Czech Technical University, with the participation of representatives of the Central Bohemian Region administrative area, was ceremonially handed a monitoring unit with a ZOLL X-series defibrillator, acquired from a special subsidy from the Statutory City of Kladno. The ZOLL X series vital signs monitor helps to address all present needs of health rescuers in providing pre-hospital and hospital emergency care and has an irreplaceable place to teach and prepare students for this profession.
Under the leadership of Ing. Jan Šedivý from CIIRC, students of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering Long Hoang Nguyen, Jan Pichl, Martin Matulik, Jakub Konrad, Petr Marek and Ondra Pech made it to the Alexa Prize finals. They competed who can develop the best chatbot working with the Amazon Echo smart device. The announcement of the best of the top three competing teams was held on 28 November at Amazon’s traditional technical conference re:INVENT in Las Vegas. The Czech team will bring home the second prize and financial award of $ 100,000.
The CTU Academic Orchestra performed with the Collegium Musicum RWTH Aachen University in Couvenhalle in Aachen, Germany on 25 November.
CTU in Prague and British Aerospace (BAE) will work closely in the field of science and research. On 24 November 2017, a joint agreement on confidentiality (Non-disclosure agreement) was signed by CTU Rector Prof. Petr Konvalinka, and president of BAE Systems Hagglunds Tomy Gustafsson Rusk on the occasion of the Conference of cooperation between the academic, private and public sector in the field of defence industry, which took place in the Wallenstein Palace of the Senate of the Czech Parliament.
In recent months, the Multi-robotic systems group of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, led by Dr. Martin Saska, has focused on sensing the interiors of historical objects with drones. The most interesting objects that are already documented include the Grotta in the Polish Gorzanowě, or the church in Libavé, which was marked by influence of Soviet army. Last year, the experts succeeded in using the drones formation to successfully document the Church of St. Mikuláš on Old Town square in Prague. This activity was followed by the mapping of other monuments.