Nexus Maximus 2018

Improving Lives through Healthy Communities
September 21-24, 2018

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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.

WHEN IS NEXUS MAXIMUS?

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.

THIS YEAR'S CHALLENGE

This is an opportunity to work with and learn from colleagues – faculty, students, and industry partners – to develop new innovations for healthy communities; a great opportunity to apply innovation tools, collaborate and learn from diverse peers.

WHY DO NEXUS MAXIMUS V?

You can sign up for Nexus Maximus V by clicking one of the options below. If you are a student, click to register as a student. If you are a professional or a faculty member, click to register as a faculty member.

HOW DO I SIGN UP?

REGISTER FOR NEXUS MAXIMUS V

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:

  • Improving health care access
  •  Healthy community design
  • New policies or business models to deliver sustainable value to the community.
  • Community diversity

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Participating Universities

Sponsors

Location

Jefferson University,Lawrence N. Field DEC Center
4201 Henry Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19144
Contact nyarkoa@philau.edu for questions
nyarkoa@philau.edu