CSU’s Temple Grandin inducted into Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
March 9, 2012
FORT COLLINS, Colo. – Temple Grandin, a Colorado State University animal sciences professor and pioneering expert in livestock behavior and welfare, has been inducted into the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame, along with nine other honorees.
Grandin, who has autism, has overcome her disorder and provided insights into farm-animal behavior, designing humane-handling and auditing systems that have improved farm-animal welfare worldwide.
Grandin’s renown has skyrocketed since the release in 2010 of an acclaimed HBO biographical feature film based on her book, “Thinking in Pictures.” Shortly after, TIME magazine named Grandin among the “100 Most Influential People in the World.”
Thursday’s hall of fame induction ceremony was at the Denver Marriott City Center. For more information, visit the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame website, http://www.cogreatwomen.org.
According to a press release from CSU, the university is working with PBS to air a documentary tribute video titled “Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds of Minds” during April, which is National Autism Awareness Month.