Bill Nye is set to speak at Cornell’s senior convocation on May 25 on Schoellkopf Field during graduation weekend.
Nye earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering at Cornell, and he has visited the university regularly in the 42 years since.
“Bill Nye will inspire the Cornell Class of 2019 to be curious, informed, hopeful and empowered agents of positive change,” Charlotte Lefkovitz, chair of the Senior Convocation Committee, said.
“His platform of intellectual inquiry and pride in his Cornell education will make the weekend iconic and relevant for us as graduates. Having a fixture of our childhood serve as our steward into postgraduate life is exciting and feels very full circle.”