Of his role as a nostalgic figure, he joked, “It’s a little disturbing. It’s very sweet, it’s very nice. I still don’t get it. When people say I’ve affected their lives, I still don’t quite get it. I went to work–most weeks–seven days a week. I put my heart and soul into that dumb thing, with the dream that some of you would pursue careers in science and engineering, or at least have an appreciation for it. The ultimate would be if one of you–or a group of you–solve some astonishing world problem.” Bill Nye is the man (still).