Birth Place:Washington, D.C.
Full Name:William Sanford Nye
Date of Birth:November 27, 1955
Occupation:science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist
Education:Boeing Cornell University Planetary Society
About William Sanford Nye
He has acquired his wealth and fame mainly because of the television show “Bill Nye the Science Guy” that was produced jointly by Disney and PBS. The show aired for almost four years. It was aired first in 1993, and it continued till late 1998. Nye used to appear in other smaller TV shows as well where he worked as a science educator. He is himself quite a scientist.
Nye was born on 27th November 1955 in Washington. D.C. His parents were Jacqueline, a code breaker during World War II, and Edwin Darby Nye, a veteran during the World War II. Nye attended the Lafayette Elementary School and the Alice Deal Junior High. Later, he was accepted to the Sidwell Friends School – he graduated in 1973. At the Cornell University, Bill studied mechanical engineering and got his Bachelor in Science degree in 1977.
Even after the science guy days were over, Nye remained interested in science education. He did the education job very well in an entertaining way, making the subject easy for his audience. He produced a series of shows called “The Eyes of Nye”, which mostly talked about genetically modified food and global warming. The show was aired through 2005.
Nye was honoured with a doctorate by the Johns Hopkins University, and he also received an Honorary Doctor of Science Degree in 2011 from the Willamette University. Later in 2010, he became the part of a permanent exhibition, the “Chabot Space and Science Center” in California.
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