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Bill Nye Gets A Rock-Star Reception at Cal State Fullerton

March 21, 2014

Bill Nye, “The Science Guy,” didn’t have to say anything.

He walked on stage at Cal State Fullerton’s student union Thursday afternoon to a roar of applause. He’s a hero to many who came to hear him speak.

Nye, a mechanical engineer who once worked for Boeing Co., is best known for his PBS TV science show that ran from 1993 to 1998. He made science entertaining. He still does as a science educator. Read the full article online. Content is behind a paywall and may not be available without either a subscription or a small fee.

Nye spoke at Cal State Fullerton as the culmination of the two-day, 11th annual science and math symposium put on by students of the College of Natural Sciences and Mathematics Interclub Council.

Student Aaron Case said Nye is in part the reason he decided to study geology. Like many in the audience, Case watched “Bill Nye the Science Guy” as a kid.

He was first in line to see Nye. He got in line at 10 a.m.

The event sold out in about two hours the the day tickets went on sale. About 1,500 people attended, including an overflow audience that watched the live stream in the Titan gym.

Nye talked to the students about changing the world, using his catch phrase: “I want you to, dare I say it, change the world!”

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