To install the new sundial at the Engineering Research Center plaza, the students who designed it will be looking for a sunny day in early May. That’s so they can check positioning for the device, which looks like a large figure eight and is twisted to form a Möbius strip. On its curves, the noon sun will trace an infinity symbol throughout the year.
Charlie Giancarlo ’79, whose donation made the project possible, hit on the idea of a sundial; students came up with the concept and worked with a specialized company to design and build it. At one point, “our fabricators let me perform a small weld on the sculpture, a great experience,” says David Schurman ’20, pictured, who managed the project with others from the student-led Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics (STEAM) group.