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DifferenceMaker Program

DifferenceMaker is a campus-wide program that engages UMass Lowell students in creative problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship.

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?

Sound like you? Get involved!

A team demonstrates their entry at the DifferenceMaker 2014 Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition.

join our kick-off event

When: September 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Saab ETIC Atrium, North Campus

Hear from real-life DifferenceMaker teams, learn more about the program, college-based competitions, and new Hack AE Hackathon! There will be activities, food and fun!


Differencemaker Blog

Did you miss an event? Do you want to learn more about our teams? Check out our blog today! DifferenceMaker Blog

Real-Life DifferenceMakers

  • Treehouse


    A website and phone application that connects people with plans, events and small businesses nearby.

  • BASH


    BASH plans to create and implement a new waste management system for the city of Les Cayes, Haiti.

  • Grab a Bite


    Grab a Bite received "Fan Favorite" at the Inaugural DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge, pushing them to the final round where they won the title “First to Market” and were awarded $3,500 by the panel of judges.