Real Solutions For Real Problems.

Are you a DifferenceMaker?

  • You like to solve problems
  • You want to help shape the future
  • You hope to make a difference in your community - or in the world
  • You thrive in a supportive or collaborative environment

Sound like you? Get involved!

A team demonstrates their entry at the DifferenceMaker 2014 Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition.

4th annual DifferenceMAker Idea Challenge

Join us on April 13th in Moloney Hall from 5-8:30pm to support the 10 finalist DifferenceMaker teams as they pitch-off to win a portion of $35K in funding. We hope to see you there!


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

  • Treehouse 



    A website and phone application that connects people with plans, events and small businesses nearby.

  • Support Our Students

    Support Our Students


    Support our Students (SOS) is a nonprofit organization that addresses the issue of hunger in the UMass Lowell community.

  • BioBubbler 



    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.