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Media Contact:
Ruth Hanessian
Rockville Science Center
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Understanding Animal Behavior and Autism

A talk by Dr. Temple Grandin
Friday, September 7 at 7:30 pm

Presented by the Rockville Science Center at the Music Center at Strathmore

ROCKVILLE, MD – The Rockville Science Center cordially invites you to spend an unforgettable evening with Dr. Temple Grandin, America’s leading expert and educator in autism and animal psychology. Dr. Grandin will share her insights on these subjects while also addressing humane management and handling of animals as they interact with humans. She will elaborate on her concept of sensory-based thinking, which has created widespread interest among parents of children on the autism spectrum, research scientists, and physicians.

Temple Grandin is internationally famous for her discoveries about cognition in the form of pictures and its application to the problems of autism in humans as well as to the study of animal behavior. Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people in the world in 2010.

Dr. Grandin’s has published numerous best-selling books, including Thinking in Pictures, Animals in Translation, Animals Make Us Human, The Autistic Brain: Thinking Across the Spectrum, and Emergence: Labeled Autistic.  She holds a B.A. in Psychology from Franklin Pierce College, an M.S. in Animal Science from Arizona State University, and a Ph.D. in Animal Science from the University of Illinois. She is currently Professor of Animal Science at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. Livestock handling systems invented by Dr. Grandin can be found worldwide.

Ticket prices are $35 and $50. To purchase tickets, go to  For event sponsorship opportunities, please contact Michelle Schwalbe at (310) 569-3128 or at


Rockville Science Center, Inc. (RSC) is a 501(c)(3) organization with the goal of launching a vibrant science facility to offer people of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to explore the wonders of science and connect with the scientific community in our region. The RSC Board of Trustees is presently engaged in discussions with the City of Rockville to design, develop and construct a build-to-suit science center facility at 41 Maryland Avenue in Town Center that promises to achieve the RSC’s goal of creating a dynamic interactive facility in Rockville that will serve as a regional destination for science enthusiasts of all ages.


The Rockville Science Center can be reached by mail at PO Box 1084, Rockville, MD 20849, by phone at (240) 386-8111, and online at