Evidently, #BowTie4BillNye and a $35,000 speaking fee were enough to lure the prominent scientist, whose popular TV show inspired a generation to embrace the marvels of experimentation. Nye will speak at the May 17 event and receive a doctor of science degree.
Rutgers-Camden will have rocker and philanthropist Jon Bon Jovi take the stage May 21, joined by Bryan Stevenson, executive director of Equal Justice Initiative. They will receive, respectively, a doctor of letters and doctor of law degree.
Finally, Mellon Foundation President Earl Lewis will speak at Rutgers-Newark on May 21 and will receive a doctor of humane letters degree.
Here is Bill Nye last month discussing how curiosity kept our ancestors alive.