DifferenceMaker News

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    Engineering Students Devise Way to Help Kids With Asthma

    Catnap, a device designed to alert parents when their sleeping child is having an asthma attack, won the ninth annual DifferenceMaker Francis College of Engineering Prototyping Competition, held recently at University Crossing.
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    Students’ Bright Idea for Solar Investing is a Real DifferenceMaker

    Solar Crowdfund, a platform that would let people invest money to fund large-scale solar projects, won the 10th annual DifferenceMaker Innovation Contest, sponsored by Digital Federal Credit Union and the Manning School of Business.
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    UML Students Mix Business with Entrepreneurship at Harvard

    A dozen Manning School of Business students shared their entrepreneurial ideas and networked with students from across the region at the Harvard Innovation Labs’ Cross-University Mixer.
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    UML’s Entrepreneurial Muscle Puts Squeeze on Digital Divide

    UMass Lowell’s Innovation Hub in Haverhill hosted the Digital Equity Challenge, where entrepreneurs and nonprofits pitched their ideas and projects for increasing digital access and literacy in Essex County.
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  • Four high school students in blazers hand out samples of the energy bar they are pitching to judges

    High Schoolers Get Entrepreneurial Entrée into UML

    Local college-minded high school students discovered how UMass Lowell supports entrepreneurship, innovation and creative problem-solving during recent campus events hosted by the Rist DifferenceMaker Institute.
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  • Mentor Deb Finch and student Adam Basma

    The Mentoring Effect

    For many students, a bond with a professor, an advisor, a coach or another person on campus can make all the difference in their college experience and set them up for future success. We checked in with several River Hawks who talked about their mentors on campus and the impact they’ve had.