The QL+ Mission

Challenging university STEM students to create innovative technology solutions that improve the quality of life for injured veterans and first responders.

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Grace College Joins QL Plus Program!

Grace College is now part of the QL Plus Program! Based in Winona Lake, Indiana, Grace has a small, but growing, engineering program. Nolan Jones, adjunct professor of engineering at Grace College, read about projects that were done at another of our partners, San Diego State University. He was intrigued with the program and wanted to provide his students with the opportunity to support disabled veterans and first responders. "We are very excited to partner with QL+ and support injured veterans and first responders who have very specific needs and challenges," said Prof. Jones. "This is a great opportunity for Grace engineers to leverage our faith in Christ along with our engineering abilities to give back and serve others."

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QL+ Welcomes VMI

Virginia Military Institute, the oldest state-supported military academy in the U.S., has joined the QL Plus Program. Dr. David Feinauer, who previously served as the QL+ faculty advisor at our partner Norwich University in Vermont, saw an opportunity to bring QL+ with him when he moved to VMI. "The engineering capstone experience is an important milestone in the education of an engineer—an academic crucible event where the students are challenged and hopefully emerge stronger, more confident, and more prepared for their future careers," said Dr. Feinauer. "As I was faced with designing and supporting students through a capstone experience at VMI, I was excited at the opportunity to bring an authentic and motivating real-life challenge to my students through partnering with QL Plus."

UTSA Student Team Wins $100,000 Prize!

UTSA Team Wins $100,000 Award!

The UTSA student engineers working on a project to help people with panic attacks won $100,000 in the university’s annual Venture Technology Competition. QL+ helped support the project by donating $2,000. Congratulations, Team!

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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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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.

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Student Spotlight

Morgan Mosco

VIRGINIA TECH

This project has made me more responsible since as a board member, I am more involved with the outreach and planning for the project. I have had to learn how to manage my time, and the added responsibilities have allowed me to become a more assertive and confident person.

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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Patrick Kelly in Qwan Ki Do gi.
November 23, 2021

Kelly's Story

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Group of people smiling in a VFW post
November 11, 2021

Veterans Day 2021

Honor the Bravest, Thank the Brightest

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Mark Robbins - QL+ Executive Director
October 8, 2021

Mark Robbins is the New Executive Director

Mark Robbins - QL+ Executive Director

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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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