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2013 Idea Challenge
Thank you for the tremendous response in the form of Idea Challenge Applications from UMass Lowell students for the 2013 25K Idea Challenge! We received 45 applications with 20 of them presented at the Preliminary Pitch-off Event and 10 presented at the 25K Idea Challenge.
This will be an annual event so please stay tuned for upcoming DifferenceMaker events this summer and fall, as well as the 2nd Annual DifferenceMaker Idea Challenge (Spring 2014)!
Congratulations to ALL students who worked hard and participated in the Idea Challenge this year.
Idea Challenge - April 17, 2013
Preliminary Pitch-off Event - April 12, 2013
This event determined the nine finalists, below, who presented at the Idea Challenge on April 17.
- Bright Future Generation: Vanessa Colomba, Steve DiPerna, Isaie Mihigo, Yousef Theeb
- Developing Nation Prosthetic: Katherine Cain, Jonathan De Alderete, Brendan Donoguhe, Sean Gibson, Olivia Keane, Erin Keaney
- Healthy Habits: Jacqueline Bradley, Meghan Hathaway, Katerina Kafkas, Nicole Leblanc, Haley Mayne, Michelle Racioppi
- Hybrid Power Tricycle: Anthony Capone, Derek Dempsey
- Lowell Sprouts/Lets Grow Lowell: Mary Beth Burwood, Sean Hicks, Christopher Horne
- Notoja: Avery DeCesare, Rohit Krishnan, Eric Marcoux, Tanjil Mustafa, Brian Tran
- Tactile Feedback for Quality Posture and Breathing During Movement: Ramez Antoun, Nick Bleil, Ryan Connor, Michael Tadros, Robert Roufail
- U.R. Corp: Robert Fisher
- Robotic Feeding Arm: Philip Colangelo
- Grab a Bite: Aldo Beqiraj, Denis Lemos, Andrew Webb