‘MythBuster’ Grant Imahara to speak Feb. 23

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‘MythBuster’ Grant Imahara to speak Feb. 23

Grant Imahara
Grant Imahara

The University Program Council and the Engineering Student Advisory Board at Nebraska will host Grant Imahara from the television program “MythBusters” on Feb. 23.

The event, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nebraska Union Centennial Room, is free for University of Nebraska-Lincoln students with a valid NCard and $5 for faculty, staff and members of the public.

Imahara is an electrical engineer and roboticist. He is best known for his work on the Discovery Channel series “MythBusters,” for which he often built robots and operated computers and electronics to test myths.

Imahara will discuss the show, as well as special effects of “Star Wars” and other aspects of engineering entertainment.

In his early career, he was an engineer for Lucasfilm. He was involved in motion pictures such as “The Lost World: Jurassic Park” and “Star Wars” episodes I, II and III and has appeared on TV programs such as “BattleBots,” “Architects of Evil,” “Star Trek,” “Sharknado 3” and the “White Rabbit Project.”

The event is in conjunction with Engineers Week, a tradition at Nebraska since 1913.

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