Posted on January 28, 2016, BY Matthew Beltz

Bill Nye, best known as the host of the 1990s educational comedy television program Bill Nye the Science Guy, will speak at Bucknell University on Tuesday, Feb. 23, at 7 p.m. at the Weis Center for the Performing Arts.

This event is free and open to the public, but tickets are required. Bucknell students, faculty and staff may pick up a maximum of two tickets per person with a Bucknell ID on Feb. 23 from noon to 4 p.m. at the Weis Center box office. Pending availability, the public may pick up tickets beginning at 6 p.m., also at the box office. Doors open at 6:15 p.m.

Nye will speak on a number of topics including advancements in science, politics, global warming and race and diversity. This lecture is being sponsored by the Bucknell Student Lectureship Committee, and it marks the second appearance by Nye at Bucknell, where he also spoke in 2007.

Following his lecture, Nye will conduct a book signing. Books will be available for purchase at the event. He published two new books in 2015 - Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World and Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation.

A graduate of Cornell University with a degree in mechanical engineering, Nye worked for Boeing and as a consulting engineer before originating Bill Nye the Science Guy on a local radio station in Seattle. The show became the basis for the television series that aired on PBS from 1993 to 1998. Since the series ended, he has done numerous speaking engagements, written several books and served as a public advocate for science education and understanding.


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