The Joy of Discovery
Keynote: Bill Nye
"The Science Guy"
Thursday, Sept. 18
Steele Hall Fieldhouse
The Convocation Committee is pleased to welcome Bill Nye as this year’s keynote speaker.
He is best known for his popular TV show, “Bill Nye the Science Guy,” for which he
won seven Emmy awards for writing, performing, and producing. He is the host of three
currently TV series, “The 100 Greatest Discoveries,” airing on the Science Channel;
“Eyes of the Nye,” airing on PBS; and his most current project, “Stuff Happens,” which
airs on Planet Green and focuses on environmentally responsible choices that consumers
can make. For the last few years he has served as the Vice President of the Planetary
Society and is currently serving as Executive Director of the society, which is considered
to be the world’s largest space-interest group.
A short video featuring Bill Nye speaking on the topic of the joy of discovery can
be found at: http://youtu.be/p0_YHVFoXkM
Funding for the convocation speaker is being provided by the Maytum Lecture Endowment
and Williams Visiting Professorship Endowment through the Fredonia College Foundation.
Members of the Convocation Committee are: Mike Barone, Mira Berkley, Tracy Collingwood, Jack Croxton, Dawn Eckenrode (Chair),
Lauren Orlowski (student), Karolyn Stonefelt, Denise Szalkowski, Rolanda Ward, and