Background

Life is a journey.

Here are some of the significant parts of mine.

HPUMINDS

HPUminds is the name of a campus organization I formed
after being chosen as one of the
20 computer science and physics students to design and build a
self-driving golf cart under the advisement of Apple co-founder Steve "The Woz" Wozniak.
The total cost of labor and expenses
for this collaborative project is estimated at $126,000.

HPU SOCIETY OF PHYSICS STUDENTS

The Society of Physics
Students (SPS) is an international non-profit organization that funds college/university chapters for travel to conferences and acts as an 
organizational template for those individual chapters.

Each chapter is responsible for fostering an inclusive and professional physics community and reporting to the National headquarters on a yearly basis.

HPUNIVERSE DAY

The largest educational outreach event hosted at HPU every year brings in over 1000 children annually and is entirely co-coordinated by one physics faculty and two/three students. We fill nearly every room
of our science building with
hands-on astronomy-related demonstrations so that the kids
can be engaged and inspired in a safe, whimsical environment.

THE OFFBEATS

One-of-three on-campus a capella groups, The Offbeats is the only co-ed group performing regularly for both school-sponsored and community-sponsored events. 

The Assistant Music Director is in charge of working with the Music Director to select and arrange pieces for the group to perform as well as teach the pieces to the members.

Article Features

Here are links to articles in which I've been featured for my role in projects or events.

March 23, 2016

"Physics and CS Majors Meet Steve Wozniak"

Short blog about students meeting with Steve Wozniak in 2016 featuring my artwork.

February 19, 2019

HPU The Sound Radio Phone Interview

Sound bite recorded during a radio phone interview with campus radio host Spencer Snyder.

Fall 2017 Edition

HPU Magazine: "Working with Wozniak"

Magazine feature summarizing Steve Wozniak's involvement with HPUminds and his wisdom as an advisor/mentor.

March 19, 2018

"The Woz Project Continues Making Progress"

Article summarizing the Woz Project progress made by HPUminds after two years or work.

November 14, 2018

"October Extraordinary Leader: The Deep Thinker From Ohio"

After being nominated and elected as October 2018's HPU Extraordinary Leader (with one other student), HPU wrote an article summarizing my background and achievements.

March, 2018

Woz Follow-up Video

Video sent to prospective students who had attended the Spring 2018 Innovation Summit featuring Woz and myself.

Spring 2017 Edition

HPU Magazine: "Apple Co Founder Mentors and Mixes with Students"

Magazine feature briefly describing HPU's relationship to the "Woz" and his involvement with STEM students.

Fall 2018 Edition

Radiations : "2018 SPS Summer Interns"

Professional science journal publication highlighting the students chosen for the 2018 SPS Internship Program.

June - September 2018

SPS Intern Feature
& Blog Posts

As part of the requirements of my Summer 2018 Internship with the Society of Physics Students (SPS) I wrote weekly blog posts summarizing my experience.

February 19, 2018

"Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Mentors Students as HPU Innovator in Residence"

HPU news release regarding HPUminds' third meeting with Steve Wozniak to demonstrate progress on the self-driving golf cart.

September 4, 2018

"Internship Profile: Michael Welter Applies Major at the Society of Physics Students"

High Point University posted an article about my internship with the Society of Physics students on their website.

February 19, 2018

"Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Visits High Point University"

High Point's local news station WFMY News 2 published an article (with an accompanying video) highlighting Steve Wozniak's role as HPU's Innovator in Residence.

©2020 by Michael Welter - enjoy.

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