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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

  • Roma Aurora

    Management Information Systems & Marketing

    Roma Aurora has become a strong and valued presence on campus, from her roles as president of both the Manning Leaders Council and Marketing Society, to her ambassador work for both international students and student alumni, to her participation in the DifferenceMaker Program.

  • SmartEater

    DifferenceMakers

    SmartEater is an Automated Diet Monitoring (ADM) System designed to help people manage their dietary behavior.

  • Hydraulic Walker

    DifferenceMakers

    The Hydraulic Walker utilizes hydraulics, allowing for the legs to be quickly adjusted, so that it can be used on stairs.