2018 NAFSA Annual Conference & Expo Registration Brochure - 11
Wednesday, May 30: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
Bill Nye, as a scientist, author, and inventor, continues his mission to help people everywhere understand
and value the importance of science in our world.
A widely recognized and respected advocate for science, Nye is best known for his popular PBS television
series, Bill Nye The Science Guy, which became one of the most-watched educational shows in the United
States. Currently, he hosts Bill Nye Saves the World on Netflix, an original series focusing on exploring
scientific issues that touch all our lives.
Nye travels across the country as an ambassador for science education, working with multiple schools
and education organizations and committees. He is also a passionate advocate for children's safety and
health and the important role that education plays in raising the living standards of women and girls across
the world. He frequently speaks out on the issue of climate change and the value of critical thinking and
reasoning in today's world. Nye serves as the chief executive officer of The Planetary Society, a nonprofit
organization focused on space education and exploration.
He is a New York Times best-selling author of multiple books for children and general audiences, including
Undeniable: Evolution and the Science of Creation, Unstoppable: Harnessing Science to Change the
World, and the recently published Everything All at Once: How to Unleash Your Inner Nerd, Tap into
Radical Curiosity, and Solve Any Problem.
Nye holds a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering from Cornell University.
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Thursday, May 31: 4:00 p.m.-5:30 p.m.
C L O S I N G
Friday, June 1: 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Terry Gross is a renowned journalist and author who asks the questions that millions of radio listeners
want to hear.
Gross is the long-running host and co-executive producer of Fresh Air on National Public Radio. With her
distinct conversational interviewing style, Gross can get her guests, who range from politicians to cultural
icons, to reveal personal insights and candid truths about themselves and issues impacting the world.
Since 1987, WHYY-FM, a public radio station based in Philadelphia, has produced a daily, one-hour
national edition of Fresh Air. The program is broadcast on nearly 600 stations, and it became the first
nondrivetime show in public radio history to reach more than 5 million listeners a week.
Fresh Air With Terry Gross has received numerous awards, including the Peabody Award in 1994. Gross
received the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Edward R. Murrow Award in 2003 for her contributions
to public radio. In 2015 she was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In addition,
Gross received the 2015 National Humanities Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Gross is the author of All I Did Was Ask: Conversations With Writers, Actors, Musicians, and Artists.
Gross earned her bachelor's degree in English and MEd in communications from the State University of
New York at Buffalo.
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