‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ Coming to the Island University

August 03, 2015

‘Bill Nye the Science Guy’ Coming to the Island University

CORPUS CHRISTI – Bill Nye, Scientist, Inventor, and Emmy Award-winning Television Host of “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” has been announced as the next speaker for the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Distinguished Speaker Series.

Join us for “An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy” on Wednesday, Oct.  21, at 8 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Tickets will go on sale Monday, Sept. 14. Ticket prices range from $28 to $148. VIP seating is also available.

A free Student Forum will precede the Distinguished Speaker Series event at 2 p.m. Nye will address high school and college students during the event.

Nye, who is also an Engineer, Comedian, Author, and Inventor, is a man whose mission is to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.

For most of his life, Nye has been making science entertaining and accessible. His fascination with how things work led him to earn a mechanical engineering degree at Cornell University. After graduation, he worked as an engineer at Boeing in Seattle, Wash. It was in Seattle that Nye began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy, and Bill Nye the Science Guy® was born. 

“Bill Nye the Science Guy” initially ran on weekends, then later on PBS five nights a week and in syndication on weekends. In some markets, you could see the Science Guy seven days a week.

Nye has won several Emmy Awards for writing, performing, and producing “Bill Nye the Science Guy.” He currently hosts three TV shows: “The 100 Greatest Discoveries” on the Science Channel, “The Eyes of Nye” on PBS, and “Stuff Happens” on Planet Green. He is also the Vice President of The Planetary Society, the world’s largest space-interest group, and speaks all over the world about space exploration. Nye has written five children’s books, including “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs” and is also an inventor with two educational patents.

Each spring and fall, the Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Speaker Series brings accomplished national and international speakers to campus to provide insight, provoke thought, and stimulate conversation about the country’s most compelling issues. Past speakers include “Animal Planet” Host and Leading Conservationist Jeff Corwin, and Astrophysicist and Science Communicator Neil deGrasse Tyson.

To learn more about Bill Nye and the Distinguished Speaker Series, go to http://dss.tamucc.edu/