Bill Nye, the Science Guy, is coming to Winona State University.
It’s part of the school’s Lyceum Series, as WSU will host “Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World” with Nye at 7 p.m. Nov. 1 in McCown Gymnasium.
- Tickets for WSU faculty and staff are $15.
- Tickets for the community are $20.
- All ticket sales will take place online at wsustudentunion.universitytickets.com.
The 66-year-old Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, and inventor.
His stated goal is to help foster a scientifically literate society and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.
Nye is also an author and frequent speaker on topics of global importance including climate change, evolution, population, space exploration, and STEM education.
His first book for a general audience, “Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation,” is a New York Times best-seller.
He is also the author of seven children’s books, including his recent best-selling fiction series, Jack and the Geniuses.
Nye graduated with a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University, where he was also a visiting professor from 2001-2005.
In 2010, Nye joined the ranks of his astronomy professor Carl Sagan when he was elected the American Humanist Association’s “Humanist of the Year.”
Through his work, Nye hopes to inspire people everywhere to change the world.
Since 1989, the WSU Lyceum Series has presented events and presentations for the Winona and Rochester communities that provide unique cultural enrichment and educational opportunities. The Lyceum Series aims to provide speakers in a variety of topics, such as the sciences, the arts, politics, literature, popular culture, and more. Funding for the Lyceum Series is provided by the WSU Foundation and Student Life fees.