Mehta, Kishor 2014-01-20

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This interview features Kishor Mehta, who discusses how Texas Tech University's reaction to the Lubbock Tornado of 1970 developed into the National Wind Institute.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Kishor Mehta

Additional Parties Recorded: n/a

Date: January 20, 2014

Location: Lubbock, Texas

Interviewer: Andy Wilkinson

Length: 00:45:21 (45 minutes)


Beginning of the program at Texas Tech; 1970 tornado; Interdisciplinary collaboration, beginning of the Institute for Disaster Research, how the first West Texas field sites for wind study were set up; First building, early years of program, multidisciplinary work; National Science Foundation grant, setting up integrated graduate research and education program, getting the program approved; multidisciplinary work to science research and problems of modern living, why such a program has to be rooted in faculty interest; Cooperative mindset, collective good, next generation

Access Information

Original Recording Format: born digital audio

Recording Format Notes: audio cd available in reading room

Transcript: found here:

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