Lecture by Dr. Temple Grandin, Colorado State University
People who were different have contributed greatly to society. Many innovators, such as Thomas Edison and Jane Goodall, had an unconventional path to a successful career. What would happen to them today? Edison was described as an addled hyperactive high school dropout. As a child, Dr. Temple Grandin had autism and no speech. Being a visual thinker helped her to be more observant, in turn helping her in a career in animal behavior. She’ll discuss different kinds of minds: photo realistic, visual thinking, pattern mathematical thinking and verbal thinking.
Our state’s natural beauty lends itself to a diverse array of stories. The people, places and objects of history enliven our understanding of what it means to be a Coloradan. Whether you live in an urban setting or hail from a rural burg in our stunning prairies or mountain landscapes, we all share a common heritage. Natives and newcomers alike can always learn something new in this series, an assortment of topics that exemplifies a potpourri of history.