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Temple Grandin featured on Discovery Science Channel

March 2, 2011

Temple Grandin’s star continues to rise.

Discovery Science Channel

Temple GrandinGrandin – a Colorado State University animal scientist, autistic woman and global force for food-animal welfare – is the subject of an “Ingenious Minds” episode airing on the Discovery Science Channel at 8:30 p.m. MT Thursday, March 3.

The episode follows Grandin through a day in Fort Collins, as she teaches a livestock-handling class in the College of Agricultural Sciences; visits the CSU Agricultural Research, Development and Education Center, where many of her innovations are showcased; and interacts with horses at her ranch near town. The show also has a neurological focus – with expert analysis of Grandin’s brain scans.

'Ingenious Minds'

The “Ingenious Minds” episode is the latest in a series of high-profile explorations of Grandin’s captivating life, discoveries and impact on the worlds of food production and autism. The acclaimed HBO biographical feature film, “Temple Grandin,” was released in 2010; the CSU phenom then was listed among the Time Magazine's “100 Most Influential People in the World.”

Visual-thinking abilities

Grandin says her autism gives her visual-thinking abilities that have allowed her unique insights into animal behavior. With these insights, Grandin has designed humane livestock-handling technologies adopted by some of the world’s largest food producers, processors and retailers. Her successes have made her a hero to people with autism and their families.

Online viewing

Viewers who don’t receive the Discovery Science channel may access online streaming of the “Ingenious Minds” episode at http://science.discovery.com/tv/ingenious-minds/.