Bill Nye Facts

Bill Nye Facts
William Sanford Nye (November 27, 1955 to present), better known as Bill Nye, is an American scientist best known for his work in educating schoolchildren about science concepts and sparking an interest in the sciences in young people.
Interesting Bill Nye Facts:
Nye attended Lafayette Elementary and Alice Deal Junior High before he was accepted to the private school Sidwell Friends School on a scholarship until his graduation in 1973.
He attended Cornell University and graduated in 1977 with a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering.
He returned as a professor to guest lecture in human ecology classes and introductory level astronomy at Cornell.
Nye began his career in Seattle and mostly starred in training films.
While in Seattle, he developed the hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor and later worked as a consultant with aeronautics.
He applied to NASA repeatedly but was rejected.
He began his entertainment career on a local TV show in Seattle called Almost Live! which staged scientific demonstrations.
He then appeared in Back to the Future: The Animated Series and would demonstrate science while it was explained by Christopher Lloyd.
The popularity of the show led to him getting his own show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, which aired from 1993 to 1998 but is still used in classrooms today.
Nye has also written many books as The Science Guy.
On top of hosting his TV show, he was also a writer and producer for the show.
In 1998, appeared in Disney's 1998 TV movie The Principal Takes a Holiday as a science teacher.
He hosted an eight-part series for Discovery Channel called Greatest Inventions with Bill Nye.
Nye created a 13 episode series about science called The Eyes of Nye that aired in 2005.
He has also appeared many times on the crime series Numb3ers as an engineering faculty member.

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