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Coverage of Wind Blade, Windstorm Challenges

Several media outlets covered last Friday’s Maine Wind Blade and Windstorm Challenges, which were held in UMaine’s New Balance Student Recreation and Fitness Center. The Bangor Daily News interviewed several students who participated in the challenges, which featured competitions for middle and high school students to design, build, implement and test wind power technology components similar to those used in a UMaine research program in deepwater and offshore wind power. Bangor TV station WABI interviewed Habib Dagher, director of UMaine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center, who said he saw among the students’ wind blade and turbines some designs he had never thought about. The North American Windpower website also had a report on the events.

Contact: George Manlove, (207) 581-3756

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