Restless in their seats, hundreds of students from across Texas waited in eager anticipation. Some had arrived an hour early just to get the right spot to see their hero. The crowd clapped in unison, chanting “We want Bill!” Eventually, the wave broke out. And when “Bill Nye The Science Guy” stepped up to the podium in the middle of the floor, one would have thought he was at a Beatles reunion concert. Girls shrieked, boys pumped their fists and parents nodded their heads. “We’re here tonight to celebrate technology,” Nye said.