Scientist and author Bill Nye from the TV series Bill Nye the Science Guy will speak at Oakland University in Rochester Hills on March 14.
The lecture, which is free and open to the public, will touch on Nye's experiences including his work to raise awareness about climate change, his discoveries on evolution, and his efforts to raise the standard of living for women of all ages across the globe.
"Bill has inspired many people of all ages to explore science and to think critically about the world around us," says James Lentini, senior vice president for academic affairs and provost at Oakland University. "His own work as an inventor and scientist adds to the perspective he brings."
Lentini says after the lecture, guests will have the chance to take a photo with Nye and get a signed copy of his New York Times bestselling book, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the World.
Nye is also the CEO of The Planetary Society, an organization that advocates for exploration of the solar system. In 2010, Nye was elected the American Humanist Association's Humanist of the Year. He also holds honorary doctorate degrees from six universities.
Tickets for the event are available at the Center for Student Activities ticket window at Oakland University.