The QL+ Mission

Challenging University STEM students to create innovative technology solutions that improve the quality of life for injured veterans, first responders, and others who have served our nation.

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Thank You, Veterans United Foundation!

We are the proud recipient of a Veterans United Foundation grant! Thank you, Veterans United Foundation for helping us improve the quality of life of those who serve our country. Follow the link to learn more about the Veterans United Foundation.

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QL+ team of student engineers from Trine University

QL+ Team from Trine U Takes Top Prize!

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.”

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National Veterans Foundation

QL+ is proud to be featured on the National Veterans Foundation website as a resource for veterans. Be sure to check out the National Veterans Foundation website for more valuable information and resources.

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We're Recruiting Challengers!

If you are a veteran or first responder with an injury or disability and are interested in participating in our program, please contact us! We sponsor projects at leading universities to create innovative technology with the goal of improving your quality of life.

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Challenger Spotlight

USA PARA BOBSLED SKELETON DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE

QL+ Challenge: Para Bobsled Launcher

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.

Paralympic Bobsled Team
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Student Spotlight

Mary Metrey

Virginia Tech

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.

Calling All Heroes

Become a Challenger

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Calling all Wounded, Ill, or Injured American Heroes and Their Families

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.

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News & Updates

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QL+ Team from Trine University working on the Long Pants for Amputees Challenge
April 22, 2021

QL+ Team of Student Engineers from Trine University Take Top Prize!

Long Pants for Amputees Challenge Wins Technology Top Prize

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A Student Working on a Project
March 9, 2021

I-MADE: BIOENGINEERING DESIGN-A-THON

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Tammy Landeen
March 9, 2021

HELLO. MY NAME IS TAMMY LANDEEN.

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: GOLF ASSIST, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
May 13, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: GOLF ASSIST, CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: BREAKAWAY PROSTHETIC LEG, CATH U
April 23, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: BREAKAWAY PROSTHETIC LEG, CATH U

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU
April 21, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU

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KEEP MOVING FORWARD: WRIST SPLINT TEAM, SDSU
April 17, 2020

KEEP MOVING FORWARD: SURF TRANSFER TEAM, OHIO UNIVERSITY

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WHERE ARE THEY NOW? NEDDIE BYRON, VIRGINIA TECH
February 13, 2020

WHERE ARE THEY NOW? NEDDIE BYRON, VIRGINIA TECH

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MEET OUR MENTORS: RAYMOND FRANK, UC
November 15, 2019

MEET OUR MENTORS: RAYMOND FRANK, UC

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MEET OUR MENTORS: JIM RILEY, CUBOULDER, UD, AND UC
November 8, 2019

MEET OUR MENTORS: JIM RILEY, CUBOULDER, UD, AND UC

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SPIKEBOARDING FOR ALL
August 29, 2019

SPIKEBOARDING FOR ALL

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BLASTER'S GARAGE
July 17, 2018

BLASTER'S GARAGE

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MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE. TOGETHER.
May 23, 2018

MOVING FORWARD IN LIFE. TOGETHER.

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CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN
May 2, 2018

CHANGE COMES FROM WITHIN

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THE DAY WE FELL OFF THE PLANET
April 8, 2018

THE DAY WE FELL OFF THE PLANET

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MY BLINDNESS IS MY MOTIVATOR
March 12, 2018

MY BLINDNESS IS MY MOTIVATOR

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