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).

This year's Saint Nicholas Day, 6th December 2012, was made more festive at the Faculty by a visit of 7th and 8th grade students of the Primary School King Tomislav from Zagreb.

The students visited FER's ACROSS centre where they could observe research equipment needed for research into mobile platforms, manipulators, UAVs and humanoid robots. They also visited FER's Laboratory for Renewable Energy Sources (LARES) which researches solar and wind energy generation, as well as hydrogen fuel cell energy storage.

At the Department of Electroacustics they saw a demonstration of physical phenomenons related to sound propagation, visited the so-called "deaf chamber" and experienced professional audio equipment in its ideal environment. Using a popular song, the dangers of loud music were demonstrated as well as warnings of hearing impairment given.

After the tour, the students and their teachers were given traditional Saint Nicholas Day gifts.

In the continuation you can see select photos of the tour. 


Mobile platform races (ACROSS)


The humanoid robot - star of the tour (ACROSS)


Presentation at LARES


Gangnam Style being used to explain the dangers of too loud music (ZEA)


Deaf chamber (ZEA)


Delivery (left) and handing out (right) of Saint Nicholas Day presents


Farewell photo


Author: Neven Drljević
News list