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Rist DifferenceMaker Institute

DifferenceMaker® is a campus-wide program that engages UMass Lowell students in creative problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship.

Teams by the Numbers

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?

Do you want to join a team and work with other students?

Sound like you? Get involved!

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

Join Us At The $50,000 Idea Challenge

Join us in supporting student teams as they pitch their novel ideas to a panel of judges for a chance to win $50,000 in funding.

Date: April 24, 2019

Time: 5-8:30 p.m.

Location: University Crossing, Moloney Hall

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Building A Team

Do you need help building up a team for the $50,000 Idea Challenge?

Please visit our TeamMaker website.

Real-Life DifferenceMakers

  • OTTOnomous Technology
    DifferenceMakers

    OTTOnomous Technology is a novel solution for replacing camshafts in car engines with electro-mechanical actuators.

  • Support Our Students
    DifferenceMakers

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

  • Love of the Game
    DifferenceMakers

    Love of the Game will unite universities and people with physical and cognitive disabilities through sports.

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