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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.

Apply to the $50K Idea Challenge

$50K Idea Challenge Application Deadline:

Want to enter the Idea Challenge for a chance to win funding and other resources to further your idea?

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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

  • Solar Electric Vehicles

    DifferenceMakers

    Solar Electric Vehicles allow people to travel by the energy of the sun.

  • Expect

    DifferenceMakers

    Expect is an application that facilitates communication between referring facilities/emergency medical services and accepting inpatient/emergency units.

  • Playable Therapy

    DifferenceMakers

    Playable Therapy connects video games and physical therapy.