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News Release 

2013 Campus-Wide DifferenceMaker Team, Nonspec in
UMass Lowell Student Team Recognized by 

2014 Idea Challenge 

Thank you for the tremendous response in the form of Idea Challenge Applications from UMass Lowell students for the 2014 $35K Idea Challenge! We received 72 applications with 42 of them presented at the Preliminary Pitch-off Event and 13 presented at the $35K Idea Challenge.

This will be an annual event so please stay tuned for upcoming DifferenceMaker events this summer and fall, as well as the 3rd Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge (Spring 2015)! 

Congratulations to ALL students who worked hard and participated in the Idea Challenge this year.


Idea Challenge - April 15, 2014
If you would like a recap of the DifferenceMaker workshops from 2014, please check out our workshop videos.

Preliminary Pitch-off Event - April 4, 2014 

This event determined the thirteen finalist teams, who presented at the Idea Challenge on April 15th and won a portion of the $35,000 in prize money.