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Edwin Nye Research Paper

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Bill’s love for science was cultivated at a young age due to his parent’s influence. He was born on November 27th, 1955 to Jacqueline and Edwin Nye, who were both science and math enthusiasts. Jacqueline’s skill in math lead her to become a codebreaker during WWII, while Edwin was held for four years in a Japanese internment camp. Since there was no electricity in the camps, it was here that he developed a love for sundials that was consequently inherited by Bill as well. Later in his life, Nye attended Sidewell Friends High School before enrolling at Cornell University and acquiring a degree in mechanical engineering (“Bill”, A&E). It was at Cornell that Bill was a student of Carl Sagan, who he has stated as being an important inspiration
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