Jonathan Grier is the founder and Principal of Grier Forensics, LLC, which produces advanced digital forensics and cyber technology for national security. Grier Forensics’ technology is used by the United States Air Force, United States Marine Corps, and other organizations to defend their most valuable data and networks.
Trine University Innovation 1 and Fifth Third Bank host an annual contest that provides cash prizes to top business and technology ideas. The top prize in the technology division went to the QL+ team working on the Long Pants for Amputees Challenge, known as “RipStop.”
We chatted with John Rosen, Chairman Emeritus, USA Bobsled/Skeleton, about the QL+ Challenge engineering students from Virginia Tech are working on helping veteran Para athletes.
Mary Metrey is the President of the QL+ Student Chapter at Virginia Tech. She is currently a Junior and scheduled to graduate in May of 2022. Mary is majoring in Mechanical Engineering and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. Mary and her team recently completed the Ben’s Hand Project. Their Challenger, Ben, is a young boy in their local community that was born without his hand. The Challenge was to create a prosthetic hand that would allow Ben to perform simple grip-and-hold functions. The team also wanted to create a device that would be natural and easy to use.
If you have an injury or disability and you are a member of the military, a veteran, or a first responder, QL+ has a program that is designed to improve your quality of life at no charge to you.