Texas Tech University

National Wind Institute Celebrates Five Decades of Research, Education, Innovation

Glenys Young

May 12, 2022

Approximately 175 people are expected to attend the anniversary event.


WHATTexas Tech University's National Wind Institute (NWI) is celebrating 50 years of wind research, education and innovation.

WHEN:  6-9 p.m. Tuesday (May 17)

WHERE:  Frazier Alumni Pavilion, 2680 Drive of Champions

EVENT:  Texas Tech is a leading institution in all things wind as evidenced by the NWI and its world-class researchers and research facilities. The NWI is home to the Wind Science & Engineering (WiSE) doctoral program, the first doctoral degree program in wind science and engineering in the nation. This 50th-anniversary event will celebrate that legacy.

John Schroeder, a professor of atmospheric science and the NWI's senior director, will emcee the program as the institute celebrates this milestone.

“The National Wind Institute at Texas Tech University has contributed 50 years of research, teaching and service excellence that has undeniably influenced society's well-being,” Schroeder said. “This event will celebrate those contributions, as well as the many people who participated in them over the years.”

Approximately 175 people from around the world are expected to attend. The event is not open to the public, but media are welcome.


CONTACT:  Anna Thomas
Associate managing director, National Wind Institute, Texas Tech University
(806) 834-3105