Temple Grandin, who is widely known for handling livestock with the lessons she learned from her autism, will speak at Montana State University's in Bozeman today.
Appearing in a variety of venues that are free and open to the public, Grandin will participate in an open forum from 10 a.m. to noon in the Procrastinator Theatre in the Strand Union Building. A public reception will be held form 5 p.m.-6 p.m. at the Museum of the Rockies.
From 6 p.m.-9:30 p.m. at the museum, she will give two talks: one focusing on her tips on animal science – her field of study at Colorado State University; another on her experiences with autism.
Both sessions are offered free to the public, but tickets will be needed due to the anticipation of high interest in Grandin at the university, and limited seating.
The animal science talk will be held from 6 p.m.-7:30 p.m., sponsored by MSU's College of Agriculture and the Department of Animal and Range Sciences.
For tickets, contact Susan Cooper at (406) 994-3722, or go email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The autism talk will run from 8 p.m.-9:30 p.m., presented as a Café Scientifique event sponsored by Montana INBRE and COBRE. For tickets to this portion, call Laurie Howell at (406) 994-7531 or email her at email@example.com.
Grandin has appeared on television shows such as 20/20, 48 Hours, CNN, Larry King Live, Primetime Live, 60 Minutes and the Today Show. She has been featured in People Magazine, The New York Times, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, Time Magazine, and others.
Time named her one of the 100 most influential people of 2010.
Her life story, featured on an HBO movie last year, won seven Emmy awards and a Golden Globe for actress Claire Danes.
She now teaches a course on livestock behavior at CSU, and is renowned for her work designing livestock facilities which reduce animal stress to enhance welfare of the cattle as well as render them healthier for stockmen.