Author, educator and television personality Bill Nye, is scheduled to speak at Webster University on Dec. 11, 2017. It originally was scheduled for Monday, October 16, 2017, but had to be rescheduled due to a conflict.
Bill Nye, most well-known for his award-winning educational science program Bill Nye the Science Guy , graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from Cornell University. In his early career, Nye worked as mechanical engineer at Boeing Corporation where he developed hydraulic resonance suppressor tube still used in Boeing 747 airplanes today.
In 1986, Nye left Boeing to pursue a career as a performer and comedy writer on Almost Live. Thereafter, the famous role Bill Nye the Science Guy began. Bill Nye the Science Guy ran for five years and won 19 Emmy’s, seven of which were awarded to Nye himself for writing, performing, and producing the show. Ever an advocate for science, upon the shows conclusion, Nye focused his efforts in furthering space and climate change education.
Nye has written several science education children's books and two best-selling books including Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation in 2014 and Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World in 2015 . Bill Nye makes frequent media appearances and has since returned to television in his new Netflix show Bill Nye Saves the World .
Media requests must be submitted in writing to Jennifer Stewart by Monday, October 9 on company letterhead for consideration by the artist.
NOTE: Tickets for this event are sold out.
Beginning Monday, September 18 current Webster University students can pick up one free ticket at the University Center Information Desk with a valid Webster ID.
Public admission is $20 and Webster University faculty, staff, and alumni are $10. Faculty, staff, and alumni have a limit of two ticket purchases for the price of $10.
This event is sponsored by Webster University Campus Activities and the Student Activity Fee. This event will take place October 16th in Loretto Hilton Center. Doors will open at 6:00pm, the show will begin at 7:00pm.
Tickets can be purchased online at: http://commerce.cashnet.com/websterstudentactivities.
Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6:00pm
Loretto-Hilton Center for the Performing Arts
130 Edgar Road, 63119