From a young age he showed an interest in science and astronomy.
He grew up in the South Side of Chicago where at the age of 10 he built his first telescope.
Despite his natural aptitude, he did not perform well in school at a young age, earning poor grades in math and physics. Despite his poor grades he won three separate science fair awards during this time.
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An American historian and philosopher of science.
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William Sanford "Bill" Nye is an American science educator, comedian, television host, actor, writer, and scientist who began his career as a mechanical engineer at Boeing
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is an African-American inventor, physicist, and space scientist