Experience Hurricane Force Winds at the University of Maryland’s Media Day in the Wind Tunnel, July 21

July 15, 2014

COLLEGE PARK, Md., July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With the arrival of Arthur, hurricane season is officially here. The University of Maryland is offering reporters the chance to experience first hand what hurricane winds really feel like at the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel Media Day on Monday, July 21, on the College Park campus. Members of the media will have the opportunity to stand in the wind tunnel and face category three winds–up to 115 mph! The university provides members of the media access to the wind tunnel just once a year.

University of Maryland faculty and scientists will be on hand to answer media questions about disaster resilience, weather, wind and the wind tunnel.

Media must book an appointment (up to an hour’s time) by contacting Jennifer Figgins Rooks at 301-405-1458 or jfrooks@umd.edu, or Lee Tune at 301-405-4679 or ltune@umd.edu.

The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, a part of the University of Maryland’s A. James Clark School of Engineering, is one of the busiest wind tunnels in the country and is booked months in advance for research activity. This may be your only chance to get into the wind tunnel before another Atlantic hurricane season.

The University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Media Day is scheduled for Monday, July 21 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only. One to two group tour slots will also be available by appointment only.

To book a time slot, contact Jennifer Figgins Rooks at 301-405-1458 or jfrooks@umd.edu, or Lee Tune at 301-405-4679 or ltune@umd.edu or the main office number, 301-405-4621.

On July 21, you can also call 301-758-2528 to see if any times are left.

Due to the potential wind velocities experienced in the tunnel, visitors are advised to wear durable, rubber soled shoes and snug, securely fastened clothing.

SOURCE A. James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

Source: PR Newswire

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