The three-day Deshpande Symposium for Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education attracted attendees from colleges and universities around the globe.
More than 300 participants from far and wide are expected to turn the university into a lab for entrepreneurship in higher education.
After delivering a memorable Commencement address, award-winning actor LeVar Burton took time to share his thoughts on educational entrepreneurship and other topics.
The third annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge awarded a total of $35,000 to ten student teams designing innovative products and processes to better the lives of others.
Students will bring concepts to life in a new space repurposed from the former North Campus bookstore.
Students from across the campus developed business plans and prototypes in the latest round of DifferenceMaker contests.
Music students collected used instruments to distribute to Lowell’s schools to help with music education.
As it enters its third year, the DifferenceMaker initiative, which encourages students to find innovative solutions to real-world problems, is growing rapidly.
Convocation and opening events welcomed students back to campus and challenged them to make it their best year yet.