Temple Grandin, Colorado State University professor of animal sciences and world-renowned autism spokesperson, has been named to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. Grandin is one of only 10 women to receive the prestigious honor this year.
‘Achievements have changed the course of American history’
“We are pleased to add 10 American women to the ranks of inductees whose leadership and achievements have changed the course of American history,” said Betty M. Bayer, the Hall’s co-president and professor of women’s studies at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.
A professor of animal sciences for more than 20 years, Grandin has made enormous contributions to the livestock industry. Her autism allows her to think in pictures, and that ability has made her a visionary in her field. Her insights into animal behavior shaped innovative approaches to livestock handling, including methods and designs for humane slaughter that have become the industry standard.