ŠUZA - "From school to science and the academic community"

Students attending the computing workshop at FER     


The popularization of science program “ŠUZA – from school to science and the academic community” is the new official popularization of science program of the University of Zagreb Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computing (FER). The Program is intended for primary and secondary education students and their teachers. Through visits to schools, educational workshops for teachers and events at the Faculty their interest in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields is encouraged.

FER’s partners in this Program are the IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc.) and the student association eSTUDENT. The program is developed in cooperation and with the support of the Education and Teacher Training Agency (AZOO) and the Agency for Vocational Education and Training and Adult Education (ASOO).

State Student Works Fair in...

On Monday, May the 5th 2014, the State Student Works Fair in Educational Sector Electrical Engineering and Computing was held for the second time at FER. There were 32 students and students groups from 24 technical and vocational schools participating at the Fair and presenting their works in the Faculty area.

This year’s Fair at FER was organized by cooperation of Agency of vocational education and adult education (ASOO) and FER through FERs program of science popularization „ŠUZA- from school to science and academic community“. The ŠUZA is a FER's program developed by group eSTUDENT and Croatian Section IEEE.

More details about the Fair are below.

The State Student Works Fair in Educational Sector Electrical Engineering and Computing for school year 2013./2014. started with ceremonial opening at 10am in FER’s Gray Hall. The participants were welcomed by Ivan Šutalo, dipl. ing., principle of Agency of vocational education and adult education (ASOO), prof. dr. sc. Davor Petrinović, FER’s education dean and dr. sc. Iva Bojić, vice-president of ŠUZA’s Organization Committee. The opening speech had noted how important FER is in Croatian science circles and for scientific education, and also important for the Fair.


The opening speech, Ivan Šutalo, dipl. ing., principle of ASOO


After opening, the FER’s Expert Commission visited the works and rendered judgment on the best design. The expert committee FER for the State Student Works Fair in Educational Sector Electrical Engineering and Computing for the school year 2013./2014. were: prof. dr. sc. Zdenko Kovačić and dr. sc. Iva Bojić (representing the FER) and Vesna Anđelić, dipl. ing. (representing the ASOO).


When making the decision forthe selection of the best works, expert commission has taken into account the quality of work and student part of the whole work, asking students questions about all the different stages of making work and theoretical background. However, the competition this year was extremely high and the Committee has decided to assign the three first places. Ratings confirmed dean prof. dr. sc. Nedjeljko Perić with his signature on the certificates, that were presented to authors of the best works during the closing ceremony at 5pm in the Grey Hall.


Expert Committee examining the works


The first best  work of the Fair is “Teleautomatics for a house” by Nikola Benazić from High School Mate Blažine Labin, made ​​under the supervision of teacher Ivica Komadine. The second best performance was the “Effect of pressure on the boiling point of water” by Josip Iviček and Kristijan Vein from the Technical School Kutina made ​​under the supervision of teacher Mark Marinšek. Third ranked first prize is “Smart Labyrinth” by Rihard Kučera of Electrical Engineering High School in Osijek prepared under the supervision of teacher Anđelko Janjić.

Second place prize went to work "Universal wireless charger" by Ivan Kožar from the Technical School Ruđer Bošković in Zagreb made ​​under the supervision of teacher Dubravka Oršanić. Third place prize belongs to work “RGB display” by Toni Birka from the Technical School Daruvar prepared under the supervision of teacher Krešimir Ećimović.


First prize:
“Teleautomatics for a house”

Author: Nikola Benazić

Mentor: teacher Ivica Komadina

School: High School Mate Blažine Labin


First prize:

“Effect of pressure on the boiling point of water”

Author: Josip Iviček and Kristijan Vein

Mentor: teacher Marko Marinšek

School: Technical School Kutina


First prize:
“Smart Labyrinth”

Author: Rihard Kučera

Mentro: teacher Anđelko Janjić

School: Electrical Engineering and Traffic School Osijek


Second prize:

“Universal wireless charger”

Author: Ivan Kožar

Mentro: teacher Dubravka Oršanić

School: Technical Schol Ruđer Bošković Zagreb


Third prize:

“RGB display”

Author: Toni Birka

Mentor: teacher Krešimir Ećimović

School: Technical School Daruvar


Also, as part of the Fair's at 3pm in the FER’s Grey Hall was held an expert meeting for teachers, "When science is boring, who is it boring to?", led by mr. sc. Predrag Pale. In the practical part of presentation joined him dr. sc. Ana Sović, representing to the teachers how to apply robots in the education of gifted children.


Mr. sc. Predrag Pale leading expert meeting for the teachers


Dr. sc. Ana Sović representing work with robots to the teachers


The organizing committee wishes to thank for the help in assistance forthe organization of the Fair. The special thanks goes to Vesna Anđelić, dipl. ing, higher professional advisors for electrical engineering and computing in ASOO and Aleksandar Petrović, dipl. ing. and his team from the Service maintenance FER to ensure technical requirements of the Fair.


The Fair was photographed by Danijel Peček, Ivana Storjak and Gordan Ovčarić from eSTUDENT.

Author: Ivana Pek
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