Auditorium Speaker SeriesMonday, June 26, 2017 -
Bill Nye and Gregory Mone
Science educator, television presenter, media personality, mechanical engineer, and New York Times bestselling author William Sanford "Bill" Nye, popularly known as Bill Nye the Science Guy, is joined in this session by co-author Gregory Mone, a novelist, science journalist, speaker, and children’s book author. The first book in their new middle-grade series from Amulet Books, an imprint of ABRAMS, “Jack and the Geniuses,” is publishing this spring and the second will be out in fall 2017.
As creator of the Emmy award-winning syndicated television show Bill Nye the Science Guy, Nye first became a household name while introducing the millennial generation to science and engineering.
Now he is best known as a champion of scientific literacy, and has challenged climate deniers, creationists, and other opponents of evidence-based education and policy. Since 2010, he has served as CEO of The Planetary Society. Co-founded by Carl Sagan, The Planetary Society sponsors projects that seed innovative space technologies, nurture creative young minds, and advocate for our future in space. Nye makes his much-anticipated return to the screen on April 21, 2017, in the new Netflix series “Bill Nye Saves the World.”
Mone has covered artificial intelligence, robots, physics, and biology as a magazine writer. “I’m always busy writing about strange people building strange contraptions,” he says. His award-winning children’s books include Fish, Dangerous Waters, and The Truth About Santa: Wormholes, Robots, and What Really Happens on Christmas Eve, which at its heart is about the power of science and technology and which was picked by USA Today as one of its “top five holiday books for geeks.”
In “Jack and the Geniuses,” Nye and Mone take middle-grade readers on a scientific adventure that features real-world science and scientific facts along with action and a mystery that will leave kids guessing until the end, making the books ideal for STEM education.