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Built on more than 40 years of research, Texas Tech University's National Wind Institute (NWI -- formerly the Wind Science and Engineering [WiSE] Research Center) represents the nation’s leading university wind-focused research and education enterprise.

NWI serves as Texas Tech University’s intellectual hub for interdisciplinary and commercialization and education activities related to wind science, wind energy, wind engineering and wind hazard mitigation and serves faculty affiliates, students, and external partners.

The NWI vision is to stimulate discovery and innovation, provide and implement solutions to wind-related problems, establish multi-dimensional partnerships, and educate the next generation of wind workforce.

NWI delivers and manages a wide suite of academic and professional development offerings supported by our cutting-edge research facilities, expert technical and administrative staff, a select group of students, and renowned faculty with ground-breaking ideas and the skills to make it happen.

For All Things Wind: TTU National Wind Institute.

NWI Research NWI Education About NWI

September 26, 2014 CPA Conference attendees tour NWI's cutting edge research facilities

September 18, 2014 NWI hosts inaugural TTU Wind Day

September 16, 2014 TTU NWI WE undergraduates awarded GCPA scholarships

September 15, 2014 Meet TTU NWI WE/Honors student Zachary Taylor

September 01, 2014 NWI welcomes Dr. Daan Liang as Interim Director

August 27, 2014 NWI researchers awarded NSF collaborative grant

August 25, 2014 NWI hosts Open House to Welcome Students Back to Campus

August 08, 2014 Click here for full report of Mayflower, AR, above ground shelter door failure analysis

August 08, 2014 NWI and NSSA focus research on substandard storm shelter doors (Mayflower, AR, case)

August 03, 2014 National Building Museum features TTU-NWI research in ongoing exhibition

July 29, 2014 Student teachers from Kosovo tour NWI facilities

July 23, 2014 TTU NWI grads' research receive national media coverage from NBC's Today Show

July 15, 2014 TTU ExxonMobil Summer Science Camp tour NWI facilities

July 11, 2014 NWI and TTU-IDEAL co-host annual Run on the Wind summer camp

July 10, 2014 NWI Partner DNV GL offers new Ph.D. in renewable energy award program

June 30, 2014 Longtime NWI Technical Op Supervisor Jeff Livingston Retires

June 24, 2014 International TV host Philippe Cousteau vists NWI and the Debris Impact Facility

June 09, 2014 REU students visit NWI research facilities

June 09, 2014 West Texas Mesonet adds another station (#82) to its regional network

June 01, 2014 NWI's Dr. Brian Hirth featured on Energy and Policy Institute blog

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New students

Are you a student entering the Bachelor's degree in Wind Energy program? Starting our Wind Energy Graduate Certificate program? Or the TTU-DNV GL Credentialing program?

Have some questions about what to do next? See the link below for a guide so you're ready to hit the ground running when you start in Spring 2015.

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Featured Event

The first event in the 2014 McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series is almost here!

  • Wednesday, October 22
  • 3:30p - 4:30 p.m.
  • Room 209 in Civil Engineering building on TTU campus

The speaker is Dr. Andrew Kennedy from the University of Notre Dame whose talk is titled "Waves, Surge, and Building Damage during Tropical Cyclones." All are invited.

Go Red Raiders!

McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2014: Andrew Kennedy, Ph.D., from the Univ. of Notre Dame.