Bill Nye the Science Guy to visit Iowa State

Elizabeth Polsdofer

A generation of engineers and scientists will pay homage to a television hero, Bill Nye, by attending the lecture, “You Can Change the World,” on Friday, Sept. 21. Known for his popular ’90s show, Bill Nye is credited with educating a population on various topics in science.

During its run, “Bill Nye the Science Guy” won 19 Emmy Awards and educated audiences on a variety of scientific topics throughout five seasons and 100 episodes.

Despite his association with education, Nye helped develop a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor at Boeing that is still used in the Boeing 747 airplane. Nye graduated with a degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University where he was taught by Carl Sagan, a physicist known for his science education in astronomy.

“You Can Change the World” is free to the public. The lecture will start at 7 p.m. at Stephens Auditorium; doors will open at 6:15 p.m.