TV’s Bill Nye the science guy spoke at the University of Missouri Columbia last week as a part of the Life Sciences and Society Symposium.
Jesse Auditorium was packed on Saturday morning with people ready to learn about science. Tickets to the event were free, but ran out within 30 minutes of the box office opening. That’s more than 1700 tickets.
Jack Schultz is the director of MU’s Bond Life Sciences Center, and oversaw the event. He said they weren’t initially expecting such a huge turnout.