Bill Nye

Television Host, Science Educator

Bill Nye is a scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor whose mission is making science entertaining and accessible. His fascination with how things work led him to Cornell University and a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After graduation, he headed for Seattle to work as an engineer at Boeing. It was in Seattle that Nye began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy. Nye, eventually, quit his engineering day job and made the transition to a night job as a comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.”
 
This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central, originating at KING-TV, Seattle’s NBC affiliate. While working on the Science Guy show, Nye won seven national Emmy Awards for writing, performing and producing. The show won 18 Emmys in five years. He has written five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” 
 
Nye holds three Honorary Doctorate degrees from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Goucher College, and Johns Hopkins. He has delivered commencement addresses at the University of California Santa Barbara, RPI, Goucher, Hopkins, Harvey Mudd College, and Caltech.
 
 

Live Event Appearances

Podcast Guest Appearances

Bill Nye: Science Guy

Nov 6 2017 - 1:15pm

Sifting through the Trump administration’s misleading statements on climate change can be a daunting task. That’s where scientist Bill Nye comes in. The Science Guy is on a quest to set the record straight when it comes to anti-scientific thinking and climate denial.

Bill Nye, Television Host, Science Educator
Jason Sussberg, Filmmaker, Bill Nye: Science Guy

This program was recorded in front of a live audience at the Marines' Memorial Theater in San Francisco, CA on November 6, 2017.

Al Gore and Bill Nye

Looking for a movie that takes climate science to the masses? In the first part of this week’s episode, former Vice President Al Gore joins Climate One along with co-directors Bonni Cohen and Jon Shenk to talk about the making of their 2017 movie AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER and the solutions that it offers. In the second part, TV’s Bill Nye is joined by director Jason Sussberg, who shadowed Nye as he goes toe-to-toe with outspoken climate deniers and travels the world to show the causes and effects of climate change in the 2017 documentary Bill Nye Science Guy.