Bill Nye the Science Guy to Perform at Truman

Scientist, inventor, comedian and author Bill Nye will perform at Truman April 16.

The event will be hosted by the Student Activities Board. Nye will take the stage in Baldwin Auditorium at 7 p.m. The event is free for students, faculty and staff with a Truman ID. General admission tickets are $5.

Nye has spent most of his life making science and technology entertaining and accessible. He has attracted adults and children to the wonders of science with his wit and enthusiasm, which also helped to garner 28 Emmy Awards for his PBS/syndicated “Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy.”

He uses his trademark humor to help viewers gain understanding on big issues, like the environment and sustainability, and presents positive, upbeat solutions to these critical problems.

Serving as an ambassador for science education, Nye has traveled across the United States and has served on children’s education, science and television committees, and acted as an advocate for children’s safety and health.

An accomplished author, Nye has written five books. The most recent is “Bill Nye the Science Guy Considers the Big Blue Ocean.”

Nye received a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University, where he studied under Carl Sagan. He joined Boeing Commercial Airline Company in Seattle, where he worked on flight control systems until his love of entertainment led to work as a stand-up comic and his eventual creation of the persona of the Science Guy.
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