Colorado State University Professor of Animal Sciences Temple Grandin will speak on Tuesday, Feb. 16, as part of the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame Virtual Author’s Corner Series. The theme of the event is “From the Heart and Mind.”
Grandin will speak from 5:30-6:30 p.m. alongside sister Hall of Fame member Dottie Lamm, a 1985 inductee and former first lady of Colorado. Registration for the event is free and available through Eventbrite.
A visionary in the livestock industry and world-renowned advocate for people with autism, Grandin has authored numerous industry and academic publications, book chapters, papers and journal articles. She has also written several popular books, including her best-selling Animals in Translation, one of seven she has authored on animal behavior and autism, and Thinking in Pictures and Other Reports from My Life with Autism, which describes her unique visual thinking process. More information about Grandin’s writing can be found at templegrandin.com.
Grandin was inducted into to the Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame in 2012 in recognition of her trailblazing work in livestock welfare and autism advocacy.
Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame
The Colorado Women’s Hall of Fame was founded in 1985 to inspire others by celebrating and sharing the enduring contributions of Colorado’s extraordinary women. Since then, 172 women have been inducted. Members of the Hall of Fame include United Way founder Frances Wisebart Jacobs, Academy Award winner Hattie McDaniel, diplomat Madeleine Albright, Titanic survivor and philanthropist Molly Brown. CSU University Distinguished Professor and world-renowned ecologist Diana Wall was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2014.
National Women’s Hall of Fame
Since 2017, Grandin has also been a member of the National Women’s Hall of Fame, the nation’s oldest membership organization and museum dedicated to honoring and celebrating the achievements of distinguished American women. Other inductees include poet Maya Angelou, women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, jazz singer Ella Fitzgerald, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and astronaut Sally Ride.