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Texas Tech University’s National Wind Institute (NWI) is based on a strong foundation of more than 40 years of research and education on the impact of wind on structures and human life.

To bring together All Things Wind, TTU has created the NWI to better support the interdisciplinary research and educational opportunities in wind science, engineering and energy. The institute combines the former Wind Science and Engineering (WiSE) Research Center and the Texas Wind Energy Institute (TWEI) into one entity to support the overall wind enterprise at Texas Tech University.

For All Things Wind, consider TTU’s National Wind Institute.

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Are you a student entering one of our programs in Spring 2015? Have some questions about what to do next? See the links below so you're ready to hit the ground running when you start.

Featured Event

The West Texas Mesonet recently celebrated the opening of Station #85 in Goodnight, Texas (Armstrong County). Located 37 miles SE of Amarillo and 12 miles SW of Claude along Highway 287, the station is now on-line with data in all products and feeds.

Special thanks to the National Weather Service folks from Amarillo and Lubbock who helped to build this station, and to the Goodnight Historical Center for allowing the station on their land.

Click here for more information.

West Texas Mesonet celebrates the opening of station #85 in Goodnight, Texas.

News and Announcements

January 23, 2015
NWI featured in IEEE Potentials magazine 

January 21, 2015
NWI Ph.D. student published as lead author in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics 

January 20, 2015
National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act Reauthorization (HR 23) 2015 passes House

January 05, 2015
DOE offers wind career map as guide to wind energy students

December 09, 2014
West Texas Mesonet Celebrates Opening of Station #85