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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?


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


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

  • Expect


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

  • Playable Therapy


    Playable Therapy connects video games and physical therapy.