Texas Tech National Wind Institute Hosts West Texas Mesonet Ribbon Cutting

This is the first collaboration for the West Texas Mesonet Network and Western Texas College.

West Texas Mesonet #93

WHAT: West Texas Mesonet (WTM) Ribbon Cutting

WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
Thursday (Nov. 12)

WHERE: Western Texas College Research Park: 2170 FM 2763, Snyder

EVENT: Texas Tech University’s West Texas Mesonet and Western Texas College have worked together for five years. The West Texas Mesonet in Snyder is the first project the two have built together, and this is the 93rd station built in the WTM network. The project started in June and construction was completed in September.

Faculty and staff of the National Wind Institute, including associate director Andy Swift, will attend along with WTM employees. Barbara Beebe, Western Texas College president, and the Western Texas College wind energy deans, faculty and staff also will attend.

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CONTACT:  Liz Inskip-Paulk, unit coordinator for marketing/communications, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University, (806) 834-2273 or elizabeth.paulk@ttu.edu

National Wind Institute


National Wind Institute (NWI) is world-renowned for conducting innovative research in the areas of wind energy, wind hazard mitigation, wind-induced damage, severe storms and wind-related economics.

NWI is also home to world-class researchers with expertise in numerous academic fields such as atmospheric science, civil, mechanical and electrical engineering, mathematics and economics, and NWI was the first in the nation to offer a doctorate in Wind Science and Engineering, and a Bachelor of Science in Wind Energy.


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