Why to study with us?
About the award
Czechitas Thesis Award 2018 for the best IT bachelor thesis is open for all girls who have successfully defended their BA theses on an IT-related topic in the past year. The competition aims at drawing attention to talented girls passionate about IT, at helping them bring their projects to life with the help of experts from the field, and last but not least, at showing other girls and women the interesting topics these girls devote themselves to.
How does it work?
In the early 2018, we will receive applications. This year, the Czechitas Thesis Award is open for participants from the whole republic, with the two regions of Bohemia and Moravia. The jury, consisting of representatives of the partner companies and Czechitas, will choose 4 finalists from each region. These girls will then participate in approx. 3-week-long mentoring program with the dedicated partners in Prague and Brno.
During this mentoring program, the student and the mentor will meet several times. The program aims at developing the ideas originating in the BA thesis and to preparations for the final presentation.
The competition will end with a gala evening, where the students present their projects (including the outcomes of the mentoring program) and the jury will choose the winners.
The winners of 2017
In 2017, the pilot run of Czechitas Thesis Award took place in Brno. Together with our partners, we have chosen 6 finalists out of the competing theses. These went through the mentoring program and in early May, they presented their projects at the gala, focusing on the improvements and practical use of their projects. The jury then chose 3 winners:
Martina Krasnayová’s thesis Motion Game for Newron Application received the Czechitas Thesis Award for social impact.
Karolína Trachtová’s thesis Analysis of non-coding RNAs and their role in the biology of malignant B cells received the Czechitas Thesis Award for scientific impact.
Petra Veselá’s thesis Software Generator of Test Signals for Acoustic Measurements received the Czechitas Thesis Award for the clearest signal.
The winners with the jury. From the left: Eva Mráková (RedHat), Petra Veselá, Karolína Trachtová, Martina Krasnayová, Petr Boháček (Honeywell), Zuzana Kirchnerová (AT&T).
Congratulations to the winners and big thanks to all the participants. We’re looking forward to the next year!
What’s in it for you?
Valuable experience (for your CV)
Putting theory into practice
Learning how to sell your idea
A cherry on top: prizes worth up to CZK 10 000
How to apply for the award?
Applications for 2018 will be open from January 1st. We are looking forward to all the fresh theses!
January 1, 2018 - February 22, 2018: Applications
March 2018 – April 2018: selection of finalists, mentoring program in partner companies
April 2018: Gala evening & winner announcement
Terms and conditions
IT-related BA thesis, successfully defended in the period of February 22nd, 2017 – February 21st, 2018.
Successful graduation is not required.
We accept al the theses from IT faculties but encourage those from other universities as well. Students of all faculties are welcome to try their luck. :) The theses do NOT have to originate in a traditional IT department.
If you’re not sure whether your topic is eligible for application, get in touch!
Originality of the idea
Innovative potential of the project
Project development during the mentoring program
Final presentation at the gala evening
The organizer reserves the right to read the submitted theses, solely for their purposes and for the purpose of contacting the participant with a prospective mentoring offer.
The organizer reserves the right to pass the submitted bachelor theses to the members of the jury.
The organizer reserves the right to alter the rules or to cancel the award without compensation.
There is no legal entitlement to the prize.
Declaration of confidentiality
All personal data will only be used for the purposes of the award.