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Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak to Visit HPU

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High Point, North Carolina, April 08, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Who: Steve Wozniak, High Point University’s Innovator in Residence, HPU students and faculty. Media are invited to attend.

What: Apple Co-Founder and HPU’s Innovator in Residence Steve Wozniak will return to campus to mentor students. 

When: Tuesday, April 16 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. 

Where: Various locations across campus. 

Why: Steve Wozniak, Apple co-founder and HPU’s Innovator in Residence, will return to HPU’s campus to participate in an interactive Q&A session with HPU President Nido Qubein, where the HPUMinds group will reveal the self-driving golf cart and demonstrate the cart in action.

When Wozniak joined HPU as Innovator in Residence in 2016, he began working with a team of HPU students to build a self-driving vehicle. Since then, Wozniak has met with those students to continue their work on what is now known as the “Woz Project.” 

Tuesday’s visit will include: 

11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – HPU President Nido Qubein, Wozniak and students from HPUMinds will be joined for an Innovation Summit in Congdon Hall’s Callicutt Auditorium. The group will present an overview of the self-driving cart and demonstrate the cart in action. Wozniak will also participate in a Q&A session with Dr. Michael Oudshoorn, founding dean of HPU’s Webb School of Engineering.

1:45 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Wozniak will participate in an open meet and greet in Cottrell Hall’s Mestdagh Commons sponsored by HPU’s Freshman Success Coaches. 

Editor’s Note: 1) High Point University President Nido Qubein participated in an interactive Q&A session with Apple co-founder and HPU Innovator in Residence Steve Wozniak last year. 2) During last year’s visit, Wozniak had a working session with HPU’s computer science students he began mentoring in 2016 in their efforts to build a self-driving cart.

CONTACT: Katie Hamlin

Media Relations Manager




At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,200 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and recognized for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges” in the nation, as well as Best-Run Colleges (No. 19), Best College Dorm Rooms (No. 5), Most Beautiful Campuses (No. 18) and a Great School for Communication Majors and a Great School for Business/Finance Majors. For eight years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.


Katie Hamlin
High Point University

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