I am currently pursuing a BS in computer science and geology, at the University of Utah.
My 10 greatest loves in life are: spelling bees, obscure imported european techno, delicious food, Sabrina the Teenage Witch, Veronica Mars, 24, Alias, science, math and art history.
I hope to contribute to and gain from this site, as I know it is really hard to learn something the first time and making that easier for myself and others is simply a brilliant idea!
Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to foster a scientifically literate society by helping people everywhere understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work. Nye has spent the past 20 years educating students young and old about science and understands the importance of keeping minds active after the last school bell rings. “Learning can happen anywhere and at anytime – the important thing is that it should never stop,” Nye said. “We’ve put together fun, free and easy activities that will make this the summer of learning versus the summer filled with the dreaded words ‘I’m bored.’ ” AN EARLY KNACK FOR HOW THINGS WORK Making science entertaining and accessible is something Bill has done most of his life. Growing up in Washington, D.C., he spent afternoons and summers de-mystifying math for his classmates. While working for Boeing in Seattle, Bill combined his love of science with his flair for comedy. After winning a Steve Martin look-alike contest, he became an engineer by day and a stand-up comic by night. Eventually, Bill made the transition to comedy writer and performer on Seattle’s home-grown ensemble comedy show “Almost Live.” This is where “Bill Nye the Science Guy®” was born. The 18-time Emmy Award-winning show appeared before Saturday Night Live and later on Comedy Central. During this time, he also wrote five kids’ books about science, including his latest title, “Bill Nye’s Great Big Book of Tiny Germs.” BROADENING HIS MISSION Bill’s passion for math and science translated into a love of space. His role as CEO of The Planetary Society, the world’s large space interest organization, has taken him across the globe. And one thing Bill is very proud of is the MarsDials, two sundials on residing on Mars he created with Cornell scientists. America’s favorite stand-up scientist hasn’t changed much from that kid growing up in Washington, DC. He still rides his bike to work. He’ll pull out his Periodic Table of the Elements from his wallet. And his drive for helping others understand science is as strong as ever.
For the past 20 years, I have been engaged as an educational researcher, evaluator and professor of educational policy. Areas of expertise include education reform, policy implementation and effectiveness, post-secondary attainment and socio-economic disadvantage. My publications address the social institutions and policies designed to promote educational advancement for students, especially the socially disadvantaged. Teaching and research associations over the past 20 years include the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign, University of Minnesota and Stanford University. I hold a Ph. D. and M.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Lawrence University.
I am a poet with a published poem via United Press. I study online with OU though my essays are not to their liking and trying to help myself to be to their standard. I study Creative Writing and Literature. I am interested in Law, Psychology, Education, Theatre. I would like to gain a lot of knowledge and help me write the book I am enduring. I have been out of practice and is trying to find solutions to help me ready to aid me when I take another course. I am a sucker for knowledge, crossword puzzles, brain training games are interesting. I like a challenge. I like reading, writing and finding new things to feed my brain. I encountered Spanish at school but never got to finish it, I was good at it and would like to experience it again. I eventually would like to teach Literature and Creative Writing, but have extra knowledge too.