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science educator , industrial designer

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.

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

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