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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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New Students

Are you a student entering one of our programs in Fall 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.

Welcome back, students!

Featured Event

TTU's National Wind Institute offers students a variety of choices in Wind Energy/Wind Sci programs, one of which is the undergraduate Bachelor's of Science (B.S.) in Wind Energy, which has seen its enrollment rise meteorically over the past few years. Don't miss your chance. Sign up for a Wind Energy class today. Contact Senior Advisor Kacey Young at for details.

BS Wind Energy Fall 2015 enrollment graph


News and Announcements

August 28, 2015
NWI hosts Raider Welcome meet-and-greet for students, staff and faculty

August 26, 2015
TTU-NWI Discovery Program 2016 now open for proposals from faculty affiliates

August 20, 2015
TTU-NWI hosts visiting Dean of Engineering from Universidad Politecnica de Puerto Rico on visit

August 15, 2015
TTU's SWiFT facility co-research project featured in Sandia National Laboratories newsletter

August 04, 2015
TTU Office of Vice President of Research (OVPR) features NWI research in Summer 2015 newsletter

July 29, 2015
STUDENTS: Save the Date: NextEra Energy Information session and interviews: Sept. 23-23: times TBA.

July 29, 2015
STUDENTS: Save the Date:
Summer 2015 Graduation for undergraduate Wind Energy students: Aug. 08 at 9 a.m.  

July 07, 2015
"Generation Tech" renewable energy summer camp burns brightly...  

July 04, 2015
Dr. M. Chris Pattison promoted to Assistant Director of Undergraduate Education at NWI

July 02, 2015
Texas Tech University welcomes Senator John Cornyn to "Run-on-the-Wind" summer camp

June 30, 2015
Annual Run on the Wind youth camp is a success...

June 25, 2015
NWI has large representation at 14th Annual International Conference on Wind Engineering in Brazil

June 04, 2015
TTU NWI's West Texas Mesonet (WTM) Network celebrates its 15th year anniversary

May 13, 2015
TTU Wind Sci and Eng graduate writes Op-Ed for the New York Times

May 04, 2015
NWI co-founder featured on TTU website for 50 years of service to TTU

May 01, 2015
NWI severe weather research featured in a segment on NBC's Today Show