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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: RYAN KISSINGER, CAL POLY

As a member of the QL+ SA, he is working on Project MIDAS [manual-interface dexterity-affording solution], or Hands For Julian. Julian Reynoso is a ten-year-old boy who was involved in a hit-and-run accident with a drunk driver. As a result of this tragic accident, he lost his father, sister, and brother. 85% of his body was burned, and he lost nine of his fingers. Project MIDAS endeavors to design a set of prosthetic hands for him to interface with the world: the left hand being a mechatronic hand, and the right hand being purely mechanical, due to the amputation locations on each....

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: CYNTHIA PEREZ, UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, SAN ANTONIO

I have had a wonderful experience with the QL+ organization. Starting the Student Chapter here at UTSA has been a humbling experience. I worked tirelessly when we were contacted by the national organization to inspire my fellow students to join the program....

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: GARRET LAWLOR, VIRGINIA TECH

Garrett Lawlor is a sophomore at Virginia Tech. He is majoring in Materials Science Engineering and minoring in Biomedical Engineering. He is a member of the newly formed QL+ Club on campus. Garrett and his teammates are designing and building an accessible-to-all miniature golf course. The design of the course must take into consideration necessary safety precautions and must include safety railings and minimizing the complicity of the course without taking away from the amusement of it. The team wants the course to be mobile which will be accomplished by building pieces of the course that will be fastened together to make the entire product....

Student Spotlight: Allison Furmidge, UCSD

Allison Furmidge is a second-year student at the University of San Diego. She is studying bioengineering, with a mechanical engineering focus. In the fall of 2017, Allison started the QL+ Club at UCSD. She saw the impact QL+ had on local communities and wanted to expand that impact to the people of San Diego....

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: ALIDOD GHAZVINI, CAL POLY

Alidod Ghazvini is a senior at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo, California. He is studying Mechanical Engineering and graduating in December 2018. After graduation, he hopes to pursue a master's degree in Mechanical Engineering with an emphasis in biomechanics. Alidod chose to study Mechanical Engineering because of his love for math and physics....

Student Spotlight: Berkeley Elizabeth Davis, Cal Poly

Berkeley Davis is a senior at California Polytechnic Institute in San Luis Obispo, California. She is a Mechanical Engineering major with a Mechatronics Concentration. Berkeley chose this course of study because, since childhood, she's always loved math....