Congratulations to UMass Lowell's 2014 DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge Winners! Challenge categories and winners are as follows:
SOS: Support our Students-$7,000
This Campus Community Shop at UMass Lowell would be a centrally located resource for students of low-income or those in need of assistance. It would also serve as a resource center for community engagement, for credit service placements and volunteer opportunities in the area.
The BioBubbler is made from indigenous material and does not require chemicals or electricity to use. It is a slow sand filtration system that eliminates bacteria in water by absorption, predation, natural death, and oxygen depletion.
Nerdonyx is a place where theory meets application. This team is helping to encourage anyone who wants to be an engineer or scientist to pursue their dream.
TermaGreen is a waste heat recovery solutions company that has innovated the heat recovery mechanism known as the organic ranking cycle. TermaGreen has innovated the design of this machine to make a significant difference in its operations.
OTTOnomous Technology is a novel solution for replacing camshafts in car engines with electro-mechanical actuators.
Fresh Beets is a food truck and music venue that unites three discrete areas that the Greater Lowell community values highly into one vehicle of change. By combining food, music and education, Fresh Beets will turn any street corner, stake park, festival, or parking lot in Lowell into a total experience which feeds the mind, body and soul.
Treehouse is a website & phone application that connects friends with plans, events, and small businesses nearby.
ZHOOM is a mobile application that improves the dining experience and service in restaurants. The features of ZHOOM include an online menu, mobile ordering functionality and payment system and customer reviews.
The iHand is a concept integrating retinal scanning technology into a full arm, shoulder to fingertips, prosthetic.
Chat UML, a non-profit, will reach those in need of emotional help through a dedicated website where participants will chat with a Chat UML volunteer about what ever issue they feel a need to. The hope is to assist people before their situation escalates and becomes a crisis.
The mission of this project is to use creative mediums and personal experience to reach today’s youth with the expectation that WE CAN prevent tragic outcomes!
S.imulated A.ction T.esting
A gaming option for S.A.T. testing for students who have testing anxiety.