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Upcoming Cal Poly Retired Faculty and Staff Club Events

April 18, 2018: QL+ Lab

You are invited to join Cal Poly's Retired Faculty and Staff Club for an informative luncheon, program, tour and tasting session at Cal Poly’s QL+ Lab, facilitated by Dr. Lily Laiho from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15.

DATE: Wednesday, April 18

TIME: 11:30 a.m.

LOCATION: Cal Poly QL+ Lab

COST: $16.00

RSVP: For more information, including how to RSVP, contact Gail Simmons at: or 805-462-9148.  

PARKING: Several reserved parking spots will be available near the Bonderson Building (Parking Lot H2). Spots should be for those challenged to walk a great distance from the parking lot.

Quality of Life Plus (QL+) was founded at Cal Poly to generate and foster innovations that aid and improve the quality of life for those injured in the line of duty. QL+ serves disabled military veterans, first responders, and other public servants injured while serving and protecting our country. Cal Poly is fortunate to act as a satellite for the QL+ National Program, which began in order to find unique solutions for health problems faced by veterans. The people they work with on design teams are called Challengers. Since their foundation, QL+ has expanded their scope of Challengers to include a range of community members seeking assistive technology or medical devices. The program has a multidisciplinary club that encourages students to work in teams and learn more about the engineering design process. Students have opportunities through the club to join a quarterly design project, attend workshops, or apply for a formal design team. Each of these activities offers a new way to learn outside the classroom. The club embraces Cal Poly’s “Learn by Doing” motto by providing club members with hands on project experience within the biomedical field.

Imagine living in a world where it’s a challenge to get out of bed each morning, to clean your teeth, or take a shower. Imagine finding it hard to ride a bike, go hiking, or play with your kids. This is the reality for too many veterans of the United States Armed Forces – those who put their lives on the line to protect our freedom. They return home from battle – but their own battle has only just begun. QL+ engineers develop unique solutions and assistive devices to improve the quality of life of our nation’s wounded warriors.

Reservations required by noon the Monday prior to luncheons
Gail Simmons - or 805-462-9148


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