DifferenceMakerTM is a campus-wide program that engages UMass Lowell students in creative problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship.
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Idea Challenge Applications are Now Open!
Do you have an idea you'd like to pursue? Apply to the $50,000 Idea Challenge for a chance to win funding and to work with mentors!
- Applications Open: December 1 at 5 p.m.
- Applications Close: February 12 at 5 p.m.
Learn more about the Idea Challenge and apply today!
Attend the Idea Challenge Kick-Off and Idea Hack
Have an innovative idea that solves a real-world problem?
Join DifferenceMaker at the Idea Challenge Kick-Off and Idea Hack event to learn about how to get involved in the upcoming 2024 $50,000 Idea Challenge and to participate in an ideation activity!
- Date: January 30
- Time: 5-6:30 p.m.
- Location: Saab Center, North Campus
Are you a DifferenceMaker?
Do you have an idea? Do you see a problem you want to solve? Do you want to make a difference in your community, or in the world? Do you want to join a team and work with other students? Sound like you?
At the DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge, Healthy Habits won first place in the category “Significant Social Impact,” and was awarded $3,500 to further implement their idea.
Tendren is a wristband that monitors a patient's vitals while they are in the hospital waiting room.