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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.

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 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

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

April 30, 2015
NWI severe weather research featured in a segment on ABC's Good Morning America show

April 22, 2015
McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series invites: Mr. Brian S. Smith from NREL

April 09, 2015
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015: Mr. Brian S. Smith from NREL will be speaking on "National Wind Technology Center - 35 Years of Innovation Leading the Way to a Clean Energy Future."

April 06, 2015
Please note cancellation: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015 scheduled for Monday, April 06 has been CANCELLED. We apologize for any inconvenience and look forward to seeing you at the next MML on April 22.

April 03, 2015
NWI faculty Dr. Ali Nejat listed on NSF web page for his selection as recipient of CAREER Engineering award

April 02, 2015
Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015 starts on Monday, April 06: Dr. John W. van de Lindt from Colorado State University

April 02, 2015
Save the Date: Benefit dinner for NWI's Anna T. Young

March 30, 2015
TTU-NWI research featured in spotlight of 2014 TTU Research Accomplishments Report

March 10, 2015
Recipients announced for Kishor and Mary Ann Mehta Scholarship 2015