We are a multidisciplinary student association engineering solutions to physical challenges people face in order to improve the quality of their lives.

Meeting Info*

*Due to COVID, meetings will be held

virtually through Zoom and the TECHE Lab will be closed

General meetings are every Tuesday from

6:10 - 7:00 PM at this Zoom link!

Couldn't make it to the first meeting?

See the presentation slides here!

LLEAP meetings (previously Cybathlon) are every Monday 6:10 - 7:00 PM at this Zoom link!

Workshops: There will be 5 this Fall 2020 Quarter, every other week

Add yourself to our Email list here and our Slack here!

Note: We are changing our name to EMPOWER, the new website will be up soon

Technical Resources

Check out our new Technical Resources Folder! Included are folders to help with writing Resumes and Cover Letters, previous Workshops that we've hosted and more! You can also sign up for a Resume and/or Cover Letter review with one of our officers over Zoom to prepare for the Career Fair and FDP Interviews. We also have a Google Form where you can suggest new resources that you'd like access to.

Resume/Cover Letter Review Sign-Up

New Resource Recommendations Form

Our Student Association

  • We accept undergraduate students of any year or major, believing everyone has the chance to improve the quality of life of real people.



  • We encourage students to work in teams to learn more about the engineering design process.

Official Affiliation



  • QL+ was established to find unique solutions for health problems faced by veterans

  • We create prostheses, assistive technology and medical devices for wounded veterans and community members.

Learn By Doing


  • We host workshops for students to learn and gain hands-on engineering skills.


  • We seek students with both skill and passion to join our Formal Design Teams via our application process.


On President’s Day weekend this year our student association along with the Medical Design Club, Biomedical Engineering Society, and Engineering World Health, hosted the first Cal Poly Biomedical Make-a-Thon in the QL+ Lab. Over 50 participants worked in teams for 30 hours to design and prototype an affordable prosthetic arm kit that could be sent to developing countries. Below is a clip of teams finishing up their prototypes in the lab about 2 hours before presenting to our judges. The winning team is pictured below.


QL+ National Program began

with inspiration from Vetrans of the United States Armed Forces and expanded through the satellite student association at Cal Poly to serve a variety of people seeking a solution to physical challenges.

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 the 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. (from qlplus.org)

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