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Bill Nye 'The Science Guy' Keynotes March 20 Symposium

Feb. 28, 2014; Updated |March 18, 2014

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is the keynote speaker March 20 at Cal State Fullerton's "Explorations in Citizen Science" symposium.

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A live stream of Nye's sold-out keynote address can be seen in Titan Gym Thursday, March 20. Doors open to the public at 4 p.m. Seating is free and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

The 5 p.m. talk also can be viewed online, as well as on iPhones and Androids using iFullerton app: Go to iFullerton, click on "Titan Radio/TV" then click on "Titan Web TV" and go to "Titans Communications Website." Titan TV will air the talk on 15-202 (digital) or AT&T U-Verse (check local listing). 

Who/What:

Bill Nye "The Science Guy" is the keynote speaker March 20 at Cal State Fullerton's "Explorations in Citizen Science" symposium, presented by the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics' Inter-Club Council. "An Evening with Bill Nye" is open to the public with a purchased ticket.

Cost:

$25 per ticket with a limit of two per person. Cal State Fullerton students, faculty and staff members with CSUF identification can receive one free ticket and may purchase up to two additional tickets. Tickets are available beginning Thursday, March 6, at the Titan Student Union until all have been sold or distributed.

When:

Thursday, March 20
5-6:30 p.m. (doors open at 4 p.m.)

Where:

Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion
Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, 92831

Background:

Nye, who holds a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University, is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor. His stated mission is "to help foster a scientifically literate society, and to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work." Making science entertaining and accessible is something "The Science Guy" has been doing most of his life.

CSUF President Mildred García is scheduled to give opening remarks.

Ticket Info:

Purchased and free tickets must be picked up in person at the Titan Student Union Information and Services counter, located on the main floor of Titan Student Union. Hours of operation are available online. Tickets are not available online.

Parking:

$2 per hour or $8 for a daily permit Monday though Friday. Details are available online.

Symposium Info:

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Inter-Club Council's 11th annual Science and Mathematics Symposium, organized by students, begins Wednesday, March 19, and also features student research presentations and faculty lectures. These events, held from noon-7 p.m. both days in the Titan Student Union's Portola Pavilion, are free.

Sponsor:

The College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Inter-Club Council is one of the eight academic inter-club councils at Cal State Fullerton. The council receives funding from Associated Students Inc., which helps to support student science and math research.

More Info:

For ticket updates, information and schedule, visit online.

Media Contacts:

Amy Mattern, College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, 657-278-4158

Debra Cano Ramos, dcanoramos@fullerton.edu

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