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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.

2018 $50K Idea Challenge winners

Ten student teams won a portion of $50K in funding at the Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge on April 25!

Want to get involved? Please email: DifferenceMaker@uml.edu.

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Differencemaker® Blog

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

Real-Life DifferenceMakers

  • NerdOnyx

    DifferenceMakers

    NerdOnyx is a web-based learning tool that will provide articles, videos and other resources to enhance the learning of engineering students and help bridge the gap between the classroom and the industry.

  • Love of the Game

    DifferenceMakers

    Love of the Game will unite universities and people with physical and cognitive disabilities through sports.

  • PointStick

    DifferenceMakers

    In the finals of the Idea Challenge the judges awarded PointStick, a product that gives tactile and kinesthetic feedback to patients for both correct spinal alignment and breathing mechanics, second place in the “First to Market” award category.