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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.

join our kick-off event

When: September 26, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Where: Saab ETIC Atrium, North Campus

Hear from real-life DifferenceMaker teams, learn more about the program, college-based competitions, and new Hack AE Hackathon! There will be activities, food and fun!

male-female-white-board-equaitions

Differencemaker Blog

Did you miss an event? Do you want to learn more about our teams? Check out our blog today! DifferenceMaker Blog

Real-Life DifferenceMakers

  • BASH

    DifferenceMakers

    BASH plans to create and implement a new waste management system for the city of Les Cayes, Haiti.

  • Daniel Schmith

    Entrepreneurship and Finance

    Daniel Schmith knows how to pace himself on the cross country and track teams. But when it comes to entrepreneurship, it’s full speed ahead.

  • Robotic Feeding Arm

    DifferenceMakers

    After a three minute rocket pitch to a panel of alumni judges Philip Colangelo's Robotic Feeding Arm was awarded first place in the “Innovative Technology” category, $3,500 award.