Date/time:  The 2022 program is now complete! Follow this link to watch a Youtube video of this year's event, and check back for the 2023 date/time!

Location: 3229 JM Patterson Building

8:30 - UMD crew arrival
9:00 - Media arrival/set-up
9:30 - Small scale experiments on branches of (a) artificial trees, (b) well-watered natural trees, and (c) dry/un-watered natural trees
9:50 - Full-scale rest on well-water (natural) tree
10:15 - Full-scale test on dry/un-watered (natural) tree
10:30 - 11:00 - Media departure
12:00 - HRR Prediction Competition


All visitors on campus are expected to abide by the UMD campus health and safety guidelines:

1. Check for Symptoms. Prior to coming to campus, check whether you have any of the symptoms listed below

  • Temperature of 100.4 Fahrenheit or higher
  • Chills 
  • New onset cough 
  • Trouble breathing 
  • Sore throat
  • New or unusual headache
  • New loss of taste or smell
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Excessive fatigue
  • Diarrhea

2. Do not come to campus if:

  • You have any of the symptoms listed above (unless they are related to a long-term health condition).
  • You are caring for someone with COVID-19 or possible COVID-19 infection and you have not been fully vaccinated.
  • You are waiting for results of a COVID-19 test because you had symptoms or were exposed.
  • If you suspect you are sick in any way, even with mild illness.


Follow this link for information on the burning rate competition!