Best known as the host of the Emmy Award-winning (18 in total) children’s science television show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” and from his many appearances on radio and television, the bow tie-wearing former mechanical engineer has become one of America’s most outspoken science educators. In his latest book, Nye tackles the environment and climate change with his trademark optimism, humor and scientific curiosity.
John Lasiter, communications manager for the Barnes & Noble at Vanderbilt bookstore, worked with the University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemistry Storeroom Manager Paulette Lynch for help creating a store window display for the event. “Ms. Lynch was so kind and willing to help that she even insisted on letting us borrow a piece from her personal collection, which is prominently displayed in the window,” said Lasiter.
The highly successful event drew almost 400 science enthusiasts, many of them teachers from across the country, in town for the National Science Teacher’s Conference in Nashville.