Alumna Temple Grandin elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences

Temple Grandin (Photo by August Jennewein/courtesy of UMSL)

Temple Grandin, PHD ’89 ACES, HON ’04, a professor of animal sciences at Colorado State University, has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. She is one of 213 new members, which include scientists, artists, writers, philanthropists, and civic and business leaders. The new members will be inducted at a ceremony on Oct. 8 at Cambridge, Mass.

“Dr. Grandin is one of our most impactful and inspiring alums,” says Gene Robinson, director of the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology and an entomology professor, who nominated Grandin for the honor. “Her insights, shaped by the unique ways in which she sees the world, have had a major positive influence on the practices of large animal care throughout the world. We are proud to call her one of our own.”

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