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Visitation Day in UMD Wind Tunnel, June 18

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE  June 11, 2013

CONTACT:

Lee Tune
301-405-4679
ltune@umd.edu

GLMWT motor nacelle looking upstream
          

WHAT: University of Maryland Wind Tunnel Media Day, Tuesday, June 18. Members of the media will have the opportunity to stand in the wind tunnel and experience winds up to 115 mph. The university provides members of the media access to the Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel just once a year -- during hurricane season.

Media must book an appointment (up to an hour's time) by calling or emailing Lee Tune at 301-405-4679 or ltune@umd.edu. This may be your only chance to get into the wind tunnel before another Atlantic hurricane season.

The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel, in 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.

WHO: Wind and wind tunnel experts, as well as scientists who can talk about tornadoes and hurricanes.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. by appointment only.

Media slots available by appointment only, call for times and to make an appointment.

Group tours will be available at 10 a.m., 1 p.m., and 4 p.m. by appointment only.

HOW: To book a time slot, contact Lee Tune at 301-405-4679 or ltune@umd.edu or the main office number, 301-405-4621.

On June 18, you can also call the on-call phone, 240-357-0073, and see if any times are left.

FOR ATTENDEES: Due to the potential wind velocities experienced in the tunnel, visitors are advised to wear durable, rubber soled shoes and clothing that is securely fastened.  

WHERE:
The Glenn L. Martin Wind Tunnel
University of Maryland
College Park, Md.

The Wind Tunnel building is located on Paint Branch Drive near the intersection of Campus Drive and Paint Branch Drive. Bldg. #081 on the University of Maryland campus map. Media should park in lot XX1.