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‘Making Time’ Student-Designed Clock Exhibit Now on Display

September 27, 2018

Two people look at a homemade wooden clock

Photo by Elizabeth Hartel

Through November 8, intricate, student-designed clocks are on display in the Guarracino Family Gallery in the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons.

The “Making Time” exhibit stems from a project that took place in an Introduction to Engineering Design class this past spring.

Students were asked to work in teams of four to build working clock escapements of their own design.  Each mechanism had to operate continuously for 60 seconds, three times in a row, and each team had to provide a prediction of the periodicity of their mechanism. 

A recently unearthed wooden clock created by WIT students from the Class of 1933 is also on display. The installation is a collaborative endeavor involving the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Department of Industrial Design, Schumann Library, Physical Plant, and Accelerate, Wentworth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center.

Photos from the September 20 reception can be found at this link or below. Find out more about the exhibit on the Douglas D. Schumann Library & Learning Commons website.