Bill and his production team hope to develop a series of specials aimed at an adult audience. In the Nye fashion, these programs would present science concepts to adults in a humorous and engaging manner. Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society. And as long as Bill is fascinated with how the world works, it’s a safe bet that viewers will be, too.
After college, he worked for the Boeing Corporation on flight control systems and designed a hydraulic pressure resonance suppressor that is still flying on Boeing 747s. Nye was a consulting engineer on the A-12 fighter jet for the U.S. Department of Justice in the 1980s.
Nye has won seven Emmy Awards from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for writing, performing and producing, and the "Bill Nye the Science Guy" show won 28 Emmys in five years.
Bill Nye the Science Guy has long been America's spokesperson for science in pop culture. He's also something of a Reddit folk hero. So, when his much anticipated "Ask Me Anything" came up on Reddit , people went crazy. It has nearly 12,000 comments.
Nye’s TV show, Bill Nye the Science Guy, originally ran on public television from 1992 to 1998. Donning a white lab coat and aided by flashy video effects and his offbeat brand of comedy, Nye enthusiastically demonstrated science experiments while explaining their impact to his viewers.
As a scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, Nye has made it his mission to foster a scientifically literate society. By making science entertaining and accessible, he strives to help people understand and appreciate how science makes the world a better place.
It was in Seattle that Bill began to combine his love of science with his flair for comedy, when he won the Steve Martin look-alike contest and developed dual careers as an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. “I’ve never met Mr. Martin, but I’d love to. He created this tension during which the audience had to choose to laugh. So, the laughs were deep and real, like you had to be there- but you were,” says Bill.
When he wasn’t hitting the books, Bill was hitting the road on his bicycle. He spent hours taking it apart to “see how it worked.” Bill rode in the unusual Cannonball 300 a few times. It’s 300 miles in one day, from Seattle to Spokane, Washington. One year, he finished first unsupported. Now, he commutes by bike in the Los Angeles area
[Bill Nye] worked as an engineer at Boeing Aircraft in Seattle, and appeared in at least 3 training films, some of which are still popular among the workers there.
[Bill Nye was a] self proclaimed geek in high school. He wore a tie everyday, even when that aspect of the dress code was phased out. He graduated from Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.