Daniel Tepper is a senior engineering student at California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo.  Daniel is graduating in June 2020 and is majoring in Mechanical Engineering.  Daniel and his teammates are working on the Shadowboxing Stabilizer Challenge for Walter Reed National Medical Center.  The team is designing and building a device that disabled veterans can use to regain their strength and balance by shadow boxing therapy.
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Why did you choose your major?  I chose mechanical engineering because it’s an exciting and constantly evolving industry to work in. I love designing and creating things that will improve society and the lives of others.

Describe your experience working with QL+ so far.  It has been amazing working on a project for QL+ thus far.  I love that I am using my engineering skills to make a betterment in people’s lives.  There has been a lot of learning and personal growth that has come with it as well.  A challenging aspect is that there are a lot of unforeseen road bumps when it comes to engineering design, and some things don’t work out the way you expect them, too.

What is it like working with your Challenger?  It’s been a great experience working with our challenger. I’ve learned a lot about communication and building a well working relationship.

What would you say to other students about QL+?  QL+ is an incredible organization that allows students to gain relevant engineering experience while also improving the lives of others.

What are your plans after graduation?  Starting my engineering career and hopefully getting work experience abroad!
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What has been the proudest moment of your college career?
  Using my engineering knowledge learned from Cal Poly during my HVAC internship.

What three words best describe you?  Adventurous, Loyal, Driven