Dr. Temple Grandin, Ph.D.

Temple Grandin is a Distinguished Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University.

Facilities she has designed for handling livestock are used by many companies around the world.  She has also been instrumental in implementing animal welfare auditing programs that are used by McDonalds, Wendy’s, Whole Foods, and other corporations. Temple has appeared on numerous TV shows such as 20/20 and Prime Time. 

Her books include:
Thinking in Pictures, Livestock Handling and Transport and The Autistic Brain. Her books Animals in Translation and Visual Thinking have been on the New York Times Bestseller List. Temple was inducted into the National Women’s Hall of Fame in September 2017, in 2022 was named a Colorado State University Distinguished Professor, and in 2023 was inducted into the Colorado Authors’ Hall of Fame.


'Great Minds Are Not All the Same'
Friday November 1st, 2024 @ 1:30 PM

Dr. Grandin will be discussing the importance of developing a child's or adult's strengths. Strengths in art, math, music or mechanics can be directed into successful careers.  Another area she will discuss is the importance of developing life skills and work skills.  These skills are different than academic skills.


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