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An Evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy

Date: 7:00pm PDT October 25 Location: Pamplin Center

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Bill Nye—scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor—will bring his special brand of pop culture science literacy to Portland on Saturday, October 25 at 7 p.m. at the Pamplin Sports Center at Lewis & Clark, 0615 SW Palatine Hill Road. The event is open to public; doors open at 6 p.m.

At the event, Nye will delve into his early history, the importance of science education, and inspiring others to change the world through it. Nye has worked to make science entertaining and accessible for most of his life. He initially discovered a talent for tutoring in high school, and spent afternoons and summers demystifying math for his fellow students.

Nye’s fascination with how things work eventually led him to Cornell University and a degree in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he headed for Seattle and work as an engineer at Boeing. It was in Seattle that Nye began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy, eventually resulting in the show he became so well known for, “Bill Nye the Science Guy.”

Having already written six children’s books, Nye is now working on a seventh about evolution, slated for a November 2014 released entitled Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation. He’s also writing a general interest book about energy. Understand energy, Nye says, and you can change the world.

One (1) free ticket for Lewis & Clark students, faculty, and staff are available in advance by stopping by Student Activities (Templeton 110); Monday through Friday: 9am to 4pm) to pick up your ticket. Additional tickets for Lewis & Clark community members and tickets for the general public are available in advance for $35 each (credit card only) by calling Lewis & Clark Student Activities at 503-768-7122. Any additional tickets will also be available for $45 each (cash, check, or credit/debit) at the Pamplin Sports Center starting at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 25. Will Call ticket pick up will also be available starting at 4:30pm on the 25th at Pamplin.

An evening with Bill Nye the Science Guy is presented by the Campus Activities Board, President Barry Glassner, and Dean of Students Anna Gonzalez.

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