"The ability to tell an engineer exactly what would make life better and have my opinion be part of the design process is exciting and innovative. I’m proud to be part of this amazing program."
~Tammy Landeen, Veteran, QL+ Challenger
"Working with young engineers has been very rewarding. I enjoyed the close contact I have had with the team as they systematically break down my limitations and propose elegant solutions to mitigate my physical issues to improve my quality of life."
~Captain Danny Knutson, Veteran, QL+ Challenger
"The work the QL+ student engineers are doing is greatly appreciated and life-changing. They are taking my Challenge seriously and putting their hearts into it. It shows."
~Larry Gunter, Veteran, QL+ Challenger
"It’s a great feeling to create solutions for veterans and first responders because I have family who have served in the military and I know how difficult it can be for people dealing with injuries. It is very gratifying knowing I’m helping people who have done so much for our country."
~Michael Paxton, Student Engineer, University of Dayton
"The QL+ Program is fantastic. It gives us the opportunity to take the knowledge learned in the classroom and apply it to a specific person and application that could change lives. Part of our tradition at UD is to serve and the QL+ Program gives us a chance to do that."
~John Hageman, Professor, University of Dayton
"Working on the QL+ Project involves a lot of different fields of study. Collaborating with people from different fields to create a solution has been very beneficial to me and will help me in my future career."
~Connor Tangney, Student Engineer, University of Dayton
“One of the rewards from working with QL+ is that we get to work with real people on real problems. This will help us later in life when we are in the industry and have to solve problems in real time.”
~Elaina Finney, Student, University of Dayton
“QL+ has been extremely sensitive to the needs of our students and our faculty advisors. They challenge our students and they bring a sense of professionalism. This is one of the gaps we are trying to fill between academia and their profession when they leave the University of Dayton.”
~Rebecca Blust, Professor, University of Dayton
“Working with QL+ is extremely rewarding as a veteran and student engineer. I’m not just doing something in academia, I’m actually giving back to a group that I have a lot of personal connection with.”
~Steven Reif, Veteran, Student Engineer, University of Dayton
“QL+ has provided us with a lot of support from the very beginning. They encourage us to have fun with the project and design something from the ground up.”
~Jeffery Lecave, student engineer, University of Dayton
“The biggest reward from working with QL+ is knowing that what we are making will help a veteran do the things he loves to do.”
~Mark Wautelet, student engineer, University of Dayton
“QL+ helps us live our mission by engaging our students with society through a partnership that provides meaningful learning in projects they take on with QL+ challengers. Our students receive hands-on experience working on real problems and receiving immediate feedback as they learn the process of rapid development.”
~Gary Lewandowski, Associate Dean, Xavier University
“It's life-changing to be involved in an organization so dedicated to helping the community in such a unique way. Everyone involved in the QL+ projects comes away with lessons learned and a new appreciation for life.”
~Katie Mangiaracina, Student, Cal Poly
“Through the teamwork of dedicated undergraduate engineers, QL+ has impacted the lives of numerous members of our community. What I didn't realize when I initially joined this program is how much I would grow as a result. QL+ has made me a better leader, teammate, communicator, and engineer.”
~Shannon Hoye, Student, Cal Poly
“We work hard to design devices that will change the lives of QL+ Challengers, but Challengers change our students' lives just as much if not more. QL+ has allowed me to channel my passions toward a mission that makes real impacts in real people's lives. I am honored to be able to participate in this mission, and I am beyond grateful for the way QL+ has shaped my college experience.”
~Berkeley Davis, Student, Cal Poly