The DifferenceMaker program explained was presented at the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance Conference in March 2013.
Thank you for the tremendous response in Idea Challenge Applications from UMass Lowell students! We received 45 applications with 20 of them presenting at the Preliminary Pitch-off Event and 10 presenting at the Idea Challenge. This will be an annual event so please keep a look out for upcoming DifferenceMaker events this summer and fall!
Congratulations to all students who worked hard and participated in the Idea Challenge this year.
Idea Challenge - April 17
Saab Center, North Campus
5:00 - 8:30 p.m.
If you would like a recap of the DifferenceMaker workshops Please check out our workshop videos.
Through the Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship, along with affiliated faculty and other campus programs, the University is introducing a range of activities geared toward expanding our students' understanding of how they can make a difference in the world.
The DifferenceMaker program sponsors specific programs and activities that support students in solving big problems through innovative and entrepreneurial action.
We already know our students do make a difference, our many successful alumni are evidence of this, but rather than waiting for future graduates to discover their chosen career path, we are introducing academic and extra-curricular programs that specifically engage our students in innovative and entrepreneurial problem-solving.