Science rules, and Bill Nye, the Science Guy is coming to Oakland University on March 14.

Science rules: Bill Nye the Science Guy is coming to Oakland University on March 14
Bill Nye the Science Guy is this year's Varner Vitality Lecture speaker. The event is scheduled for March 14.

Bill Nye, scientist, engineer, author, inventor and perhaps best known from his popular television show as “The Science Guy,” will speak at the O’Rena on Monday, March 14 at 7 p.m. as part of the Varner Vitality Lecture Series.

UPDATE: As of 1 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 16, there are no more tickets available. 


The annual series, named in honor of Oakland’s first chancellor, Durward “Woody” Varner, aims to energize and sustain the highest academic and scholarly aspirations of the university community.


“We are delighted to have science educator Bill Nye as our Varner Vitality lecturer here at Oakland University,” said Dr. James Lentini, senior vice president for Academic Affairs and provost. “Bill has inspired many people of all ages to explore science and to think critically about the world around us. His own work as an inventor and scientist adds to the perspective he brings.”


Nye’s extensive body of work includes raising awareness about climate change, discoveries in evolution and raising the standard of living for women and girls across the globe.


In 2010, Nye was elected the American Humanist Association’s Humanist of the Year, and in 2012 was honored by the American Society of Mechanical Engineers with the Ralph Coates Roe Medal. He holds Honorary Doctorate degrees from six universities, is the CEO of the Planetary Society and hopes to inspire people everywhere to change the world.


The event is open to the public and free tickets will be available at the Center for Student Activities ticket window in the lower level of the Oakland Center starting Monday, February 15. For more information, call 248-370-4407, email, or visit