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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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NWI believes in developing future scientists in all STEM fields, so we were happy to host a visit from the students at Lubbock's All Saints Episcopal School earlier this week. Thanks for NWI's Dr. Chris Pattison for helping out. Visiting students - we'll be looking for you in a few years' time!

All Saints Tour - April 26 2016

News and Announcements:

April 26, 2016
NWI Wednesday Lecture Series continues tomorrow (Wed): Dr. Daan Liang, NWI Interim Director, will be speaking at 2:30 p.m. in Exp. Sci Building 120. See you there! 

April 25, 2016
Curious about the process of installing a new station in NWI's world class West Texas Mesonet Network? See this video here for station #98 in Sierra Blanca, TX.  (Best in Google Chrome.)

April 19, 2016
WiSE Wednesday Seminar Series: Wed. April 20 at 2:30 p.m. in Exp. Sci. Building 120. Dr. Sundari Ramabhotla, Post-Doctoral Research Associate and Instructor with NWI, will be speaking. Abstract here.

April 14, 2016
Read the latest edition of the NWI monthly newsletter (March 2016) edition here.

April 13, 2016
WiSE Wednesday Seminar Series: Wed. April 13 at 3:30 p.m. in Exp. Sci. Building 120. Dr. Zhou Tang, Post-Doctoral Research Associate with NWI, will be speaking. Abstract here.