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Cheyney Students: Are You Ready For Nexus Maximus 2018?

August 31, 2018

Nexus-Maximus-Wide-2018WHO: Cheyney University is partnering with Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) to participate in the 2018 Nexus Maximus event

WHAT: Nexus Maximus is a Jefferson signature annual event that brings together a broad range of disciplines to work in teams on big problems and opportunities. It is an excellent example of Nexus Learning, our unique and award-winning approach to education – learning that is active, collaborative, engaged in the real world and infused with the liberal arts.

This fast-paced “sprint” project is designed to provide students and participants with a unique learning opportunity solving a challenging real-world problem, all while having fun. This event will bring together students from across Jefferson’s programs, as well as students from other institutions such as Aalto University in Finland, KEA in Copenhagen, Pace University in New York, and the Paris-Est d. School in France.

The 2018 event theme: Improving Lives Through Healthy Communities will build on Jefferson’s mission: “We Improve Lives,” and commitment to the community. The challenge “Improving Lives through Healthy Communities”, will focus on the local challenges of Philadelphia communities.

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. 

Approaches may include:

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

WHEN: The 2018 Nexus Maximus event will take place from September 21st - 24th.

WHERE: Thomas Jefferson University | Lawrence N. Field DEC Center | 3243 School House Lane | Philadelphia, PA 19144 (Cheyney University will provide transportation to and from Jefferson for all participating students.)


Want To Register? Visit: Nexus Maximus 2018
 
Interested in learning more about this event? 
Please contact the Office of Strategic Alliances & Business Development at sabd@cheyney.edu.