Happy 50th Birthday, Bill Nye

Bill Nye the Science Guy was born on November 27, 1955, making him 50 years old today (if my math is right). He is a mechanical engineer who graduated from Cornell in 1977 with a B.S., and became licensed in the state of Washington in 1983. He developed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor used by Boeing in the 747.

I know him from the educational TV program he hosted, Bill Nye the Science Guy, which he hosted from 1992 to 1998. “Bill’s TV persona is a tall and slender scientist wearing a lab coat and a bow-tie. He attempts to mix the serious science of everyday things with fast-paced action and humor” (wikipedia). I always found the show very entertaining, and the science made it incredibly interesting as well.

He apparently is currently working on a new TV series called The Eyes of Nye. I’ll be keeping an eye out for it!

One Response to “Happy 50th Birthday, Bill Nye”

  1. Sam says:

    Bill Nye is awesome.

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