Giordano to Graduate after 27 Years at UAS
Cal Giordano took his first classes at UAS in 1986 and is soon graduating with his B.A. in Art.
As he told a recent audience for presentations by senior art students, he’s been sidetracked with a just few projects along the way. Giordano invented a new muffler for motorcyles. It utilizes his patented Tailgunner GUNSHIP pipes technology, in which the spinning motion of the turbine tips creates a siphon which draws exhaust out and thereby increases flow and power. Tailgunner is sold and distributed by 18 dealerships internationally. Giordano was also named one of Popular Mechanics top Backyard Geniuses, for his invention of an amphibious submarine that he designed and made from scratch. He calls it a mix between a boat, a plane and a submarine. His homemade, 32-foot semi-submersible, The Archduke Grand Excelsior was also featured on the Discovery and History Channels. 2012 marks the ten year anniversary of the Archduke’s maiden voyage. After graduation, Giordano plans to continue his education and earn a Master’s degree in either Art or Education.
Giordano was one of four students who discussed his development as an artist over his lifetime at the Senior Student Artist Source Presentations Dec. 11 in the Egan Lecture Hall. Other presenters were Kate Laster, Rebecca Bartee and Edith Grover. The presentations were recorded and can be viewed via YouTube on the UAS art Facebook page.