Kevin Meyer is a 4th year at the University of Dayton, graduating in May 2020.  He is majoring in Electrical Engineering.  Kevin and his teammates are working on the Kayak See Behind Challenge for Team River Runner, Greater Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky (TRR).  They are designing a system that will warn a paddler when someone approaches them from behind.  This device will help veterans with PTSD who kayak with TRR so they are not startled by other paddlers approaching behind them.
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Why did you choose your major?  I have always been interested in lights and sounds from a young age.  I enjoyed taking electronics apart to see how they worked and putting them back together.  "Circuits" was a subject that I enjoyed in high school so I new electrical engineering would be a good fit for me.

Describe your experience working with QL+ so far.  Working with QL+ has been a great experience.  It is challenging trying to create a solution to a problem that none of our team members have experienced but it is very rewarding knowing the project we are working on is will help veterans suffering from PTSD.

While we do not have one specific challenger, it is nice to speak with kayakers, people closely related to the project, and veterans suffering from PTSD to help us create the most optimal solution we can.

What would you say to other students about QL+?  I highly recommend other students to work with QL+ if the opportunity arises.  Not only will you be working on a project that will help you grow academically and professionally, but you will also be helping those who have served our country, which is very rewarding.
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What are your plans after graduation?  I plan to begin a career in the electrical engineering field after obtaining my bachelor's degree.

What has been the proudest moment of your college career?  Getting on the Dean’s List along with a few of my cousins who also attend the University of Dayton.

What three words best describe you?  Driven, determined and dedicated. 

Photo credit to Jason Whitman.