Fogelson Honors Forum 2017 Presents Bill Nye
October 25, 2017
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The Fogelson Forum is open to TCU students, faculty, staff, administrators, and members of the DFW community.
The 2017 Fogelson Honors Forum will be held on Wednesday, October 25 and features Bill Nye!
Bill Nye – scientist, engineer, comedian, author, and inventor – is a man with a mission: to help foster a scientifically literate society, to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye’s wit and enthusiasm have helped to garner 18 Emmy awards for his PBS/syndicated series Disney Presents Bill Nye the Science Guy.
Nye is also the host of Stuff Happens, a show examining the everyday stuff of our lives, and the far-reaching effects our actions have on the planet. He uses his trademark humor, to help viewers gain understanding on big issues, like the environment and sustainability, and presents positive, upbeat solutions to these critical problems.
Serving as an ambassador for science education, Nye has traveled across the US and has served on children’s education, science, and TV committees and acted as an advocate for children’s safety and health.
An accomplished author, Nye has written five books including, Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Big Blast of Science, Bill Nye the Science Guy’s Please Consider the Following—A Way Cool Set of Science Questions, Answers and Ideas to Ponder, and his most recent book, Bill Nye the Science Guy Considers the Big Blue Ocean.
After a debate with a creationist who believes the world is only 6,000 years old, Nye wrote his first book for a general audience, Undeniable—Evolution and the Science of Creation, featured on the New York Times’ bestsellers list. He considers it a primer on the discoveries and principles of evolution, and with his book and all his writing, Nye hopes to change the world. His next book for the general audience will explore the subjects of energy and climate change, while his next children’s book will be about space exploration.
Nye supports the need to raise the standard of living for women and girls by educating people as effectively as possible. With Disney, Nye wrote and produced Solving for X, a series on DVD about algebra, which turns out to be the most reliable indicator of whether or not a student will pursue a career in science – girls especially.
Nye received a mechanical engineering degree from Cornell University, where he studied under Carl Sagan. He joined Boeing Commercial Airline Company in Seattle, where he worked on flight control systems until his love of entertainment led to work as a stand-up comic and his eventual creation of the persona of the Science Guy.
About the Forum
The John V. Roach Honors College at TCU has the privilege of presenting the Fogelson Honors Forum through a $1 million gift from the estates of E.E. “Buddy” Fogelson and his wife, Greer Garson. The Forum brings renowned speakers, eminent scholars, and professional practitioners to campus to address TCU students, staff, and faculty, as well as the Fort Worth-Dallas community. Past speakers have included writer/actor Ben Stein, medical news correspondent Sanjay Gupta, politicians Jeb Bush and Bill Bradley, best-selling author Amy Tan, education advocate Diane Ravitch, and Peabody Award winning creators of the “Serial” podcast, Sarah Koenig and Julie Snyder.
The trustees of the E.E. Fogelson and Greer Garson Charitable Foundation of Dallas selected the Honors College as a recipient of the generous grant because of Fogelson’s association with TCU. A successful oilman and rancher, Buddy Fogelson attended TCU in 1919 and 1920. Upon his death, the trustees donated his vast rock collection to TCU, where it is currently displayed in the Geology department.
Greer Garson and Buddy Fogelson were generous throughout their lives to social, educational, and artistic causes, and extremely dedicated to their home state of Texas. TCU is grateful that the name of E.E. Fogelson will be forever associated with the Fogelson Honors Forum.
Ed Landreth Auditorium
2800 S University Dr
Fort Worth, TX 76109