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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.

** Wind Energy Students: See Announcements below for important Save the Dates that you won't want to miss...

Featured Event

Over the summer months, NWI co-hosted the annual "Run on the Wind" summer camp for middle school future scientists. Participants did a wide range of hands-on activities learning about the wind and how we can harness it in the future for energy and other uses.

RoW 2015 summer campers


News and Announcements

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:
NWI's Raider Welcome (food, meet and greet for instructors and students): Aug. 24: 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.

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