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2015

  • December 09, 2015
    NWI undergraduates awarded scholarships from the Gulf Coast Power Association (GCPA)
  • November 30, 2015
    NWI faculty affiliates awarded $900,000 DOE clean energy/wind project with Israeli company 
  • November 19, 2015
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. John W. van de Lindt (Colorado State University)
  • November 13, 2015
    NWI e-newsletter Issue 76 now available
  • November 05, 2015  NWI hosts Annual Fall 2015 meeting of External Advisory Board (EAB)
  • October 27, 2015
    Save the Date: McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series 2015 31: Dr. Julie Lundquist from University of Colorado at Boulder
  • October 23, 2015
    NWI co-founder Dr. Ernst Kiesling featured in USA Today hurricane article
  • October 23, 2015
    NWI experts are available for media covering Hurricane Patricia
  • October 12, 2015
    NWI monthly newsletter -September 2015 edition
  • September 24, 2015
    NextEra Energy visits TTU-NWI on recruiting quest
  • September 08, 2015
    NWI Discovery Program 2016 - RFP now available for coming year
  • September 08, 2015
    NWI Discovery Program researchers present final reports
  • 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 2015 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 Kevin Simmons 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
  • February 25, 2015
    NSSA ED/NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Ernst Kiesling speaks at National Tornado Summit
  • February 24, 2015
    NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Brian Ancell participates in $2.5M U.S. Department of Energy wind project
  • January 28, 2015
    NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Ali Nejat earns NSF CAREER Award
  • January 23, 2015
    NWI featured in IEEE Potentials magazine
  • January 21, 2015
    NWI Ph.D. student published as lead author in Journal of Wind Engineering and Industrial Aerodynamics
  • January 20, 2015
    National Windstorm Impact Reduction Act 2015 Reauthorized in House
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    2014

  • December 09, 2014
    West Texas Mesonet Celebrates Opening of Station #85
  • November 21, 2014
    NWI Researchers Create Company to Optimize Wind Plant Output
  • November 20, 2014
    General Electric visits TTU NWI on campus visit
  • November 20, 2014
    Big XII Governmental Relations Conference visits NWI
  • November 20, 2014
    NWI Celebrates Undergraduate Graduates for December 2014
  • November 15, 2014
    U. S. Congress Representative Pete Olson visits NWI during a visit to Lubbock
  • November 13, 2014
    NWI Associate Director Anna Young receives prestigious "20 under 40" Chamber award
  • November 04, 2014
    NSSA Executive Director and NWI faculty affiliate Dr. Kiesling honored with the first NSSA Kiesling Award at annual meeting
  • November 01, 2014
    NWI research featured on nationwide Fox-TV science TV series with conservationist Philippe Cousteau
  • October 29, 2014
    NWI plays a role in the 2014 "Major and Minor" Fair at TTU
  • October 29, 2014
    NWI Hosts Visitors from the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)
  • October 24, 2014
    2014 National Block and Bridle Conference Participants Visit NWI
  • October 21, 2014
    Coronado High School students visit NWI
  • October 21, 2014
    NWI co-founder recognized with national award by American Civil Engineer Association (ASCE)
  • September 30, 2014
    NWI receives visitors from Jade University (Germany)
  • September 30, 2014
    The 2014 McDonald-Mehta Fall Lecture Series schedule has been announced...
  • September 26, 2014 NWI researchers receive $1.4M grant for radar prototype to focus on wind farm performance
  • September 26, 2014 CPA Conference attendees tour NWI research facilities
  • September 18, 2014
    NWI hosts inaugural TTU Wind Day
  • September 16, 2014
    GCPA scholarships awarded to TTU NWI WE undergraduate students
  • September 15, 2014
    Meet...Zachary Taylor, TTU WE Honors student
  • September 01, 2014
    NWI welcomes Dr. Daan Liang as Interim Director
  • August 27, 2014
    NWI researchers awarded NSF collaborative grant to focus on tornadoes and construction 
  • 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
    TV host Philippe Cousteau visits NWI and the Debris Impact Facility
  • June 18, 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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    2013

  • December 04, 2013
    Al Jazeera America Films NWI Research for Tech Program
  • December 04, 2013
    NWI recognizes December 2013 BS graduates
  • December 02, 2013
    NWI Co-Founder Recognized by ASCE with Lifetime Award
  • November 22, 2013
    NWI Storm Shelter expert keynote speaker at National Tornado Summit 2014
  • November 11, 2013
    Oklahoma City TV station visits NWI's debris impact lab
  • November 05, 2013
    TTU West Texas Mesonet station #79 in Aiken, Texas
  • November 03, 2013
    U.S. Congressman Lamar Smith visits NWI
  • October 25, 2013
    TTU's WESA members harness the wind...
  • October 17, 2013
    Battery system dedication ceremony opens at Reese
  • October 16, 2013
    TTU West Texas Mesonet station #78 in Amarillo, Texas
  • October 15, 2013
    NWI e-newsletter #76
  • October 13, 2013
    NWI's Jeff Livingston Recognized with prestigious Texas Tech staff award
  • October 04, 2013
    Oklahoma City TV station places focus on NWI Debris Lab
  • October 01, 2013
    Emil Moroz (AES Wind) Visits NWI
  • October 01, 2013
    NZ Manufacturer newsletter features NWI faculty affiliate and Group NIRE
  • September 27, 2013
    TTU NWI WE Undergrads Awarded Scholarships
  • September 27, 2013
    NWI hosts successful Open House event
  • September 20, 2013
    TTU and NWI on other side of lens with KTTZ-TV
  • September 19, 2013
    TTU and NWI welcomes Dr. Carsten H. Westergaard
  • September 08, 2013
    TTU West Texas Mesonet station #77 in Lomax, Texas
  • August 20, 2013
    TTU NWI Debris Impact Facility was Selected by Pop Sci’s “Most Awesome College Labs of 2013”
  • August 15, 2013
    NWI e-newsletter #75
  • August 15, 2013
    NWI Director and Research Faculty Awarded NSF CBET Funding
  • August 02, 2013
    WiSE e-newsletter #74
  • July 07, 2013
     SWiFT Project Facility Opens with Commissioning
  • June 05, 2013
     NWI Storm Shelter Expert Shares Concerns with Congress
  • May 06, 2013
     Texas Tech Combines Wind Research, Education into National Wind Institute
  • May 2, 2013
    U.S. Congressman Neugebauer visits NWI research facilities to promote wind bill
  • April 17, 2013
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Speaker: Dr. Walter Gillis Peacock
  • April 15, 2013
    WiSE/NWI Ph.D. Students Receive Recognition at Graduate School Poster Competition
  • April 4, 2013
    NWI e-newsletter #73
  • April 2, 2013
    WiSE co-founder and Horn Professor Dr. Kishor Mehta gives talk
  • March 11, 2013
    WiSE e-newsletter #72
  • March 2, 2013
    NWI and ATMO Students Involved With Severe Weather Awareness Day in Lubbock
  • Feb. 18, 2013
    Korean Rotary Participant Visits NWI Facilities
  • Feb. 13, 2013
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Speaker: Dr. Ahsan Kareem
  • Feb. 10, 2013
    SWiFT project featured on Energy.gov slideshow (slide #7)
  • Feb. 7, 2013
    Atlanta TV Station Visits NWI Facilities
  • Feb. 6, 2013
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Speaker: Dr. Carsten H. Westergaard
  • Jan. 22, 2013
    Schedule for 2013 WiSE Wednesday Lecture Series Announced
  • Jan. 22, 2013
    Schedule for 2013 McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series Announced
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    2012

  • Nov. 15, 2012
    Ramirez Charter School visits WiSE facilities
  • Nov. 8, 2012
    WiSE co-hosts special event for TTU Foundation's Board of Directors
  • Nov. 1, 2012
    West Texas Mesonet station #70 completes construction
  • Oct. 29, 2012
    WiSE hosts U.S. Senator John Cornyn's staff during facility tour
  • Oct. 29, 2012
    WiSE hosts Big 12 Conference participants during facility tour
  • Oct. 19, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #71
  • Oct. 17, 2012
    WiSE research receives spotlight from local marketing group
  • Oct. 16, 2012
    TTU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute visits WiSE research facilities
  • Oct. 8, 2012
    West Texas Mesonet System adds new station #69
  • Sept. 30, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #70
  • Sept. 18, 2012
    BBC-TV cameras visit WiSE research facilities
  • Aug. 30, 2012
    Jade University of Applied Science from Northern Germany visits WiSE research facilitles.
  • Aug. 30, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #69
  • Aug. 1, 2012
    TTU WiSE expanding its teaching opportunities
  • July 9, 2012
     TTU Digital Library now has WiSE photos available on-line
  • June 8, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #68
  • May 12, 2012
    WiSE experts featured on Weather Channel tornado special.
  • May 9, 2012
    2012 Run on the Wind Summer Camp a success
  • May 9, 2012
    New Deal High School visit WiSE research facilities
  • April 27, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #67
  • April 20, 2012
    WiSE has strong attendance at AMS Hurricane Conference
  • April 18, 2012
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series #3: Dr. William Devenport from Virginia Tech.
  • April 13, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #66
  • April 2, 2012
    TTU hosts international symposium on Wind Farm Underperformance and Partnerships
  • March 29, 2012
    WiSE Ph.D. students attend NREL software workshop
  • March 1, 2012
    ATMO and WiSE Faculty awarded NSF CAREER Award
  • March 21, 2012
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. Partha P. Sarkar from Iowa State University
  • March 12, 2012
    WiSE co-hosts US-Japan Wind Workshop
  • March 1, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #65
  • March 1, 2012
    WETT visits WiSE research facilities
  • March 1, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #64
  • Feb. 29, 2012
    McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series: Dr. Lance Manuel from UT - Austin
  • Feb. 25, 2012
    State Farm Insurance donates generous check to WiSE
  • Feb. 25, 2012
    WiSE students and faculty have strong showing at community weather awareness day
  • Feb. 3, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #63
  • Jan. 27, 2012
    Sandia National Labs reps visit WiSE research facilities
  • Jan. 23, 2012
    NWRC guest tours WiSE research facilities
  • Jan. 19, 2012
    WiSE researcher and CE professor receives recognition for state service
  • Jan. 19, 2012
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #62
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    2011

  • Dec. 19, 2011
    Am. Assoc. of Wind Eng. newsletter features lots of TTU WiSE connections
  • Dec. 10, 2011
    TTU storm shelter expert and NSSA featured in CCN special on Joplin tornado
  • Dec. 2, 2011
    Post High School students visit WiSE research facilities
  • Nov. 18, 2011
    Lubbock's Sharp Academy students visit WiSE research facilities
  • Oct. 20, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #61
  • Oct. 4, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #60
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on Industry Week website
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on Fox TV Lubbock website
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on North American WindPower website
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on Alstom website
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on Power Engineering magazine website
  • Sept. 22, 2011
    TTU WiSE Partnership with Alstom and DOE on Smart Planet blog
  • Sept. 10, 2011
    WiSE Wednesday Seminar schedule announced
  • Sept. 1, 2011
    WiSE Founder Leaves for NSF
  • Aug. 29, 2011
    Castillo Named Chair in Wind Energy
  • Aug. 29, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #59
  • Aug. 20, 2011
    London (UK) documentary TV crew visit WiSE research facilities
  • Aug. 19, 2011
    WiSE welcomes everyone with Fall BBQ
  • Aug. 12, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #58
  • Aug. 19, 2011
    WiSE Ph.D Student Chris Pattison graduates from program
  • Aug. 4, 2011
    WiSE Ph.D Student Pat Skinner awarded Kishor and Mary Ann Mehta Scholarship
  • July 29, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #57
  • July 15, 2011
    Advanced Wind Energy Test Facility Makes a Move
  • July 15, 2011
    WiSE faculty and Ph.D. student have article accepted for publication in Monthly Weather Review
  • July 14, 2011
    WiSE Has Strong Showing at 13th International Conference on Wind Engineering
  • July 1, 2011
    Project SCOUT team returns...
  • June 30, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #56
  • June 23, 2011
    Students from Regional 4-H group attend WiSE Facilities Tour
  • June 16, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #55
  • June 14, 2011
    Students from the City of Irving attend WiSE Facilities Tour
  • June 9, 2011
    WiSE Co-hosts Run on the Wind summer camp for students
  • June 3, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #54
  • May 26, 2011
    WiSE storm shelter expert interviewed in the Christian Science Monitor newspaper
  • May 26, 2011
    WiSE Researcher Larry Tanner was interviewed by KCBD last night on storm shelters...
  • May 25, 2011
    TTU WiSE Shows Strong Presence at National Conference
  • May 25, 2011
    WiSE storm shelter expert interviewed by the New York Times
  • May 23, 2011
    WiSE storm shelter expert featured on ABC World News with Diane Sawyer (national)
  • May 20, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #53
  • April 20, 2011WiSE storm shelter expert interviewed by the national newspaper USA Today
  • April 22, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #51
  • April 12, 2011
    TWEI Hosts Sustainable Energy Class for Osher Lifelong Learners
  • March 25, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #49
  • March 22, 2011
    Registration open for Run on the Wind summer residential camp for students entering grades 7-11
  • March 21, 2011
    Texas Tech Today features VORTEX2 project with researchers from both TTU's WiSE and ATMO
  • March 10, 2011
    WiSE Spring 2011 official newsletter
  • March 10, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #48
  • March 2, 2011
    Former Senior NOAA Economist Visits TTU WiSE McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series
  • Feb. 28, 2011
    WiSE PhD applicants visit TTU Lubbock campus
  • Feb. 26, 2011
    State Farm Donates Generous Check to WiSE Research Center
  • Feb. 25, 2011
    Severe Weather Awareness Day Promotes Weather Safety at the Science Spectrum in Lubbock
  • Feb. 24, 2011
    West Texas Mesonet continues to grow to Station #61
  • Feb. 24, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #47
  • Feb. 16, 2011
    KXAS-TV (Dallas) visits WiSE research facilities
  • Feb. 15, 2011
    Leadership Lubbock group visits WiSE research facilities
  • Feb. 2, 2011
    Dr. Gregory Kopp from the University of Western Ontario visits as part of the McDonald-Mehta Lecture Series
  • Jan. 14, 2011
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #44
  • Jan. 12, 2011
    WUAV-TV visits WiSE research facilities at Reese Technology Center
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    2010

  • Dec. 3, 2010
    WiSE Bi-weekly newsletter #42
  • Nov. 20, 2010
    WiSE Fall 2010 official newsletter
  • Nov. 19, 2010
    WiSE Bi-Weekly newsletter issue #41
  • Nov. 5, 2010
    WiSE Bi-Weekly newsletter issue #40
  • Nov. 3, 2010
    FM Global visits WiSE research facilities
  • Oct. 25, 2010
    WeatherPredict Consulting visits WiSE research facilities
  • Oct. 21, 2010
    WiSE Bi-Weekly newsletter issue #39
  • Oct. 16, 2010
    Congressman John Carter visits WiSE research facilities
  • Oct. 1, 2010
    WiSE Bi-Weekly newsletter issue #38
  • Sept. 17, 2010
    WiSE Bi-Weekly newsletter issue #37
  • Sept. 15, 2010
    TTU announces "Vision and Tradition", a video to introduce the campaign to help support TTU's bold vision for the future
  • Sept. 14, 2010
    Dr. Ernst Keisling is featured in Wall Street Journal article about safe rooms
  • Aug. 20, 2010
    WiSE's Debris Impact Lab is featured in "Awesome College Labs" in the magazine Popular Science . See page two of article
  • June 29, 2010
    Dr. Daan Liang awarded NSF grant to study how communities recover from hurricanes
  • June 1, 2010
    West Texas Mesonet continues to grow
  • May 1, 2010      WiSE Summer 2010 newsletter
  • May 1, 2010
    New Director for WiSE: Dr. John Schroeder
  • May 1, 2010
    Dr. Xinzhong Chen, Assistant Professor in CE, received three years of funding from the National Science Foundation for his study called called “Reliability-Based Predictions of Extreme and Fatigue Responses of Utility-scale Wind Turbines Through Advanced Modeling and Simulations" for a total of $259,870.
  • May 1, 2010
    Dr. John Schroeder received a matching grant award from Risk Management Solutions (RMS) for a one year project called “Improving Hurricane Wind Speed Estimates at Landfall.”
  • May 1, 2010
    Dr. John Schroeder receives funding from Risk Management Solutions (RMS) for a one year project for his study of “Documentation of Hurricane Wind Fields” for a total of $15,000.
  • May 1, 2010
    Texas Tech Receives Large DOE Competitive Grant and Private Funding for Wind Power and Forecasting Research
  • 2010-05 Dr. John Schroeder and Dr. Brian Ancell were awarded a two-year grant from the DOE/AWS True Power for their project called “Enhancing Short-term Wind Energy forecasting for Improved Utility operations”
  • May 1, 2010
    Gone with the Wind: Researchers Embark on VORTEX-2 Project
  • Feb. 1, 2010
    2010 Lubbock Severe Weather Conference Coverage
  • Feb. 1, 2010
    "VORTEX2 - The hunt begins!" The Weather Channel takes a five week ride with scientists from around the world as they hit the roads in search of tornadoes all in the name of science. Watch our students in videos like these from The Weather Channel:

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