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Temple Grandin

Temple Grandin, industrial designer, science educator. Achievements include patents in field; design of stockyards and humane restraint equipment for major meat packing companies in the United States, Canada and Australia; development of objective scoring system used for monitoring animal welfare in slaughter plants; an Home Box Office movie "Temple Grandin" was made about her life, 2010. The Movie won 7 Emmy awards.

Background

  • Grandin, Temple was born on August 29, 1947 in Boston, Massachusetts, United States. Daughter of Richard McCurdy and Eustacia (Cutler) Grandin.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in Psychology, Franklin Pierce College, 1970. Master of Science in Animal Science, Arizona State University, 1975. Doctor of Philosophy in Animal Science, University Illinois, Urbana, 1989.

      Doctor (honorary), McGill University, 1999.

    Career

    • Livestock editor Arizona Farmer Ranchman, Phoenix, 1973-1978. Equipment designer Corral Industries, 1974-1975. Independent consultant Grandin Livestock Systems, Urbana, 1975-1990, Fort Collins, Colorado, since 1990.

      Lecturer, professor animal science department Colorado State University, since 1990. Chairman handing committee Livestock Conservation Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, since 1976. Surveyor United States Department of Agriculture.

    Major achievements

    • Achievements include patents in field. Design of stockyards and humane restraint equipment for major meat packing companies in the United States, Canada and Australia. Development of objective scoring system used for monitoring animal welfare in slaughter plants.

      An Home Box Office movie "Temple Grandin" was made about her life, 2010. The Movie won 7 Emmy awards.

    Works

    • Improving Animal Welfare: A Practical Approach
    • By taking an entirely practical approach, this textbook aims to help those working with animals to apply methods for improving welfare, bridging the gap between scientific research and practical application.

    Politics

    Party affiliation: Republican

    Religion

    Denomination: Episcopalian

    Membership

    Fellow: American Society Agricultural & Biological Engineers, American Society Animal Science (Animal Management award 1995, Distinguished Service award We. section 2003). Member: National Cattlemen's Beef Association (Lifetime Achievement award 2010), United States Secretary of Health & Human Services (Highest Recognition award 2007), American Society Agricultural Consultant (board directors 1981-1983), American Registry Professional Animal Sciences, American Meat Institute (supplier member, Industry Advancement award 1995), American Society Agricultural Engineers, Autism Society of America (board directors since 1988, Trammel Crow award 1989, Founders award 2007).

    Connections

    • father: Richard McCurdy Grandin
    • mother: Eustacia (Cutler) Grandin
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    Born August 29, 1947
    (age 70)
    Nationality
    • 1970
      Franklin Pierce College
    • 1975
      Arizona State University
    • 1989
      University Illinois
    • 1999
      McGill University
    • 1973 - 1978
      Livestock editor Arizona Farmer Ranchman
      Phoenix, Arizona, United States
    • 1974 - 1975
      equipment designer, Corral Industries
    • 1975 - 1990
      independent consultant, Grandin Livestock Systems
      Urbana, Illinois, United States
    • 1990
      independent consultant, Grandin Livestock Systems
      Fort Collins, Colorado, United States
    • 1990
      lecturer, animal science department Colorado State University
    • 1990
      professor, animal science department Colorado State University
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