DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge

Helpful Resources

Are you interested in learning more about the DifferenceMaker Program? View our resources below to see what is taught at each workshop event. Stay tuned for 2015 information.

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2014 E-Portfolio

2014 Idea Plan and Judging Process

2014 Deliverables

  • March 24: Preliminary Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation (ready for the Rocket Pitch coaching on March 24 and 25) Example
  • March 28: Final Rocket Pitch PPT Presentation and Idea Plan submission is due to differencemaker@uml.edu (Please name submitted documents with your project's title)
  • April 10: Posters from all 9 finalists from Preliminary Pitch-off and any teams that want an opportunity to win "People Choice’s Award" submit to differencemaker@uml.edu (Please name submitted documents with your project's title)
  • TBD: E-portfolio for best portfolio award 

2014 Workshop Materials

Were you unable to attend a workshop? Do you need assistance through the Idea Challenge process? Please see our 2014 workshop materials.

Identifying Problems and Team Building Mixer: Workshop 1
Assessing Opportunities: Workshop 2
Developing Solutions: Workshop 3
Identifying Resources: Workshop 4
Evaluation

2013 Workshop Materials

View the following workshops from 2013 to learn more and to see what they are all about! 

Team Building Mixer: Workshop 1

Identifying Problems and Opportunities: Workshop 2

Developing Solutions: Workshop 3

Identifying Resources: Workshop 4

Other Helpful Resources

View the links below to learn more about problems, opportunities, solutions and resources which are discussed in greater detail at the workshop events. 

Solving Problems

Identifying Opportunities

Students' Solutions

Identifying Resources

Other