Life is a journey.
Here are some of the significant parts of mine.
After receiving my bachelor's degree in physics, I began teaching high school science in Greensboro, NC. In the past three years, I've taught physics, chemistry, introduction to programming, engineering, and citizen science.
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.
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.
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.
Here are links to articles in which I've been featured for my role in projects or events.
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.
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.