The 2018 event will take place from September 21st-24th. As in the previous years, students will be broken into teams blending from first year to graduate level, with diverse disciplines on each team, and tasked with tackling a challenging global problem. Teams work Friday through Sunday, and present in a science fair style finale on Monday morning.
This year we are building on Jefferson’s mission: “We Improve Lives,” and commitment to community. The challenge is “Improving Lives through Healthy Communities”, focused on Philadelphia communities’ local challenges. Participating students in Nexus Maximus will be assigned to teams comprised of 4-6 students from different disciplines. Each team will be assigned a community in Philadelphia in a specific zip code, and will be challenged with developing innovation to improve the health of that local community.
Teams will evaluate and seek innovation that supports the health and well-being of specific local community populations. The team’s project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts throughout the weekend.
Teams will also explore opportunities to leverage that data in meaningful ways that benefit and protect individuals and society. The team project work will be supplemented with workshops on innovation, entrepreneurship, and content relevant to the theme, delivered by experts.
Potential Areas of Exploration: