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Bill Nye the Science Guy to bring his science to the University Sept. 6, 2012


Bill Nye the Science Guy will bring his science to the University of Nevada, Reno at the Lawlor Events Center Sept. 6 at 7 p.m.

The public is invited to be entertained and educated with Bill Nye the Science Guy Sept. 6, the first of several presentations in the annual Discover Science Lecture Series at the University of Nevada, Reno.

The College of Science and Associated Students of the University of Nevada are bringing Nye to the University’s Lawlor Events Center at 7 p.m. All tickets are $5 per person, available through the Lawlor Box Office at www.unr.edu/lawlor.
Nye speaks on a variety of subjects including planetary science, environmental issues, climate change, and his own experiences as “The Science Guy”.

As part of the event, ASUN will host a science fair expo featuring exhibits from a variety of University science and engineering clubs and organizations. The science fair is free and open to the public. It will be held in front of the Lawlor Events Center from 4 to 6:30 p.m.

Booths at the science fair will feature a variety of presentations including a frog dissection, a presentation of the 3D printer from the DeLaMare Library and a presentation from the award-winning iGEM team, which won a gold medal in last year’s International Genetically Engineered Machine competition.

“We are really going for the elementary school science fair feel,” said Chris Gomez, ASUN director of clubs and organizations. “Events like these give our clubs and organizations recognition while providing the community with fun and educational entertainment.”

The Bill Nye presentation kicks off the annual Discover Science Lecture Series, which again brings some of the world’s leading scientists to the Reno-Sparks community to share their knowledge.

This year, the Discover Science Lecture Series will bring evolutionary biologist Robert Trivers of Rutgers University on Oct. 16; Douglas Smith, Yellowstone Wolf Project Director, Dec. 6 and Michio Kaku, professor of theoretical physics from City College of New York City, Feb. 7.

For the Bill Nye event, there is free parking in the West Stadium Parking Complex at the 17th Street entrance to the campus.

For more information, call 775-784-6589 or visit the ASUN Facebook site http://www.facebook.com/events/251205194982461/.

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