Bill Nye ‘The Science Guy’ Speaking at the U of Iowa This Week
Every individual is unique in their own way. Everyone has had different experiences and moments that have shaped who they are. And especially these days, it's difficult to find things that unite us.
There is one thing on this earth that connects humans like no other, though (well, at least those of us that were in middle shool science classes from the mid-90s till about 2010 and had a teacher that didn't want to teach that day). And that is our universal love for Bill Nye, 'The Science Guy.'
Even one mention of Nye to a 90's baby and you'll hear at least one person start singing the famed song from his TV Show that discussed scientific topics and made them entertaining for young minds:
For those who would like more information Nye's website describes him as such: "Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor, is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has been doing most of his life."
With the popularity of social media and maturing of folks in the aforementioned demographic, Nye's popularity sky-rocketed once again, particularly around the 2016 election cycle. He's since been featured on a variety of legacy media platforms, and even discussed the topic of climate change with 2016 and 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders.
Nye ultimately received a new show in 2018, "Bill Nye Saves the World" on Netflix.
And now, the years-old nostalgia will be in full effect for those who can attend a lecture he'll host on the University of Iowa's campus on Tuesday, April 26 at 7:30 PM.
The show was initially scheduled for April 14, 2020, but was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was then rescheduled to September 27, 2021, and will finally take place tomorrow.
According to the Daily Iowan, Tickets went live on Sept. 3, 2021, and students were allowed to reserve two free tickets with a valid student ID. The remainder of the tickets were opened up to the general public on Sept. 7, 2021. When the event was postponed, general public ticket distribution was put on hold."
The lecture will feature a sign language interpreter.