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An Evening with Temple Grandin
August 21 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm EDT
Urban Media Arts (UMA) invites young people from K-12 to come to the UMA studio or sign in virtually for a Zoom conversation with Temple Grandin. Dr. Grandin will answer questions from the audience about life with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). She will also share her work and passion for the humane treatment of animals.
Participation in this conversation with Dr. Grandin can be via Zoom or in-person at UMA, where a large screen will show the Zoom screen with Dr. Grandin.
This is free to the public, but attendance requires an RSVP as seating is limited. Scroll to end of page to RSVP.
Although a free program, donations are greatly appreciated!
About Temple Grandin
Excerpt of Temple Grandin’s bio from her website.
Dr. Grandin became a prominent author and speaker on both autism and animal behavior. Today she is a professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University. She also has a successful career consulting on both livestock handling equipment design and animal welfare. She has been featured on NPR (National Public Radio) and a BBC Special – “The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow”. She has also appeared on National TV shows such as Larry King Live, 20/20, Sixty Minutes, Fox and Friends, and she has a 2010 TED talk. Articles about Dr. Grandin have appeared in Time Magazine, New York Times, Discover Magazine, Forbes and USA Today. HBO made an Emmy Award winning movie about her life and she was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2016.
When she was young, she was considered weird and teased and bullied in high school. The only place she had friends was activities where there was a shared interest such as horses, electronics, or model rockets. Mr. Carlock, her science teacher, was an important mentor who encouraged her interest in science. When she had a new goal of becoming a scientist, she had a reason for studying. Today half the cattle in the United States are handled in facilities she has designed.