April 16, 2015 |

The Science of Networking, 4/28


Does the mere thought of networking scare you or make you cringe? You are not alone. Many college students run for the hills when the words “networking opportunity” are plastered on a flyer. But in all actuality, it is much easier for students to network while still in school as opposed to after graduation. Learn how to enjoy and take advantage of networking!

Join Campus Philly, the University City Science Center and the Philadelphia Science Festival as we explore the science behind your brain’s ability to network and to build new connections. This event will also highlight the natural connections that student can make with other students while still on-campus. The Science of Networking will take place on April 28 at 5:30 p.m. at Quorum in the University City Science Center, 3711 Market Street.

Hear from an expert panel including:

    • Dr. Matt O’Donnell, Research Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, presenting his findings on social network analysis, the dynamics of a network, and brain & behavior.
    • Nick Marzano, Director of Digital Learning at the Society of Hospital Medicine, sharing his experience as a well-connected Philadelphian.
    • Dr. Cory Valente, an Associate Scientist at The Dow Chemical Company, touching on how his college experience helped shape his professional network.
    • Monet Thomas-Anderson, Program Manager for University Relations and Student Engagement at Campus Philly, moderating the panel and explaining how college students can maximize their network on-campus.


Put your new skills to work during a post-program networking session with industry leaders from the University of Pennsylvania, the Franklin Institute, and The Dow Chemical Company.

Grab your FREE ticket here: http://ow.ly/LIqVL

Follow the Philadelphia Science Festival conversation using #GetNerdyPHL on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook!

For a full listing of events, check out the Philadelphia Science Festival calendar.

If you have any questions about the event, please contact Monet Thomas-Anderson at 215.988.1707 ext. 103 or at [email protected].


Campus Philly is a proud partner of the 2015 Philadelphia Science Festival, a citywide event spanning nine exciting days, April 24 – May 2, that showcases science and technology in everyday life. Part of a national movement to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers, the Philadelphia Science Festival builds on the city’s rich history of innovation, with more than 100 events and 200 partner organizations across the Philadelphia area.


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