QL+ Program Manager: Amber Humphrey
QL+ Mentors: Lou Frank, Senior Projects Engineer, Honeywell/Intelligrated; Ray Frank, Mechanical Engineer, Alexander & Associates; Jessica Hemmer, Founder/Creative Director, Hemmer Design, LLC
Faculty Advisor: Christopher Hoeting Adjunct Faculty, Art Department Program Manager, Axiom
Long Pants Challenge: Above-the-knee amputees have difficulty wearing long pants/skirts because the material from their clothing often gets caught in their prosthetic knees. Currently, there are pants on the market with special liners sewn in them, but this would require the amputee to purchase many pairs of these adaptive pants. There is a need for a transferable device that can be worn by the amputee to protect all pants (and long skirts). QL+ students at Xavier University are tasked with the challenge of creating a transferable device that will not only protect the amputee’s clothing but will also be comfortable, durable, and easy to use.
VFW Recruitment Challenge: The Green Township, Cincinnati, Ohio VFW Post 10380 is an active group of veterans who are engaged in their community. Most of the members have served in the Vietnam War and Korean War. VFW Post 10380 would like to recruit a younger and diverse group of veterans. QL+ students at Xavier University are tasked with the challenge of identifying and locate veterans in this area and to create a campaign for recruitment. They are also creating a model for recruitment that may be used by other VFW Posts.
About Xavier University:
Founded in 1831, Xavier University is a co-educational Jesuit, Catholic university located in Cincinnati, Ohio. The sixth-oldest Catholic and fourth-oldest Jesuit university in the United States, Xavier's success matching students with potential employers is evident in its 97-percent placement rate for graduates. Xavier students act with integrity, justice, and generosity and are encouraged to make a positive change in the world. QL+ is delighted to be partners with a University with such deep roots and a long history of service and social responsibility. Attracting world-class talent from across the globe, Xavier’s students, faculty, and staff are powerful allies in the QL+ quest to help our nations wounded and injured heroes.https://www.xavier.edu/human-centered-making/