The College of Applied Science & Technology, along with Illinois State University is proud to host Temple Grandin on April 10, 2019, as our keynote speaker.
Science and Technology Week celebrates advancements in the field of science and technology, as well as the hardworking, dedicated students and professionals who make those advancements possible. Past keynote speakers include:
Tim Gunn - television host and Chief Creative Officer at Liz Claiborne Inc.
Charlie Trotter - chef
Bill Nye - science guy
Brian Greene - theoretical physicist
Professional Development Dinner - Monday April 8, 5:00 p.m., Prairie Room, Bone Student Center
Keynote Speaker - Temple Grandin - Wednesday, April 10, 7:00 p.m., Brown Ballroom, Bone Student Center
Academy of Achievement - Thursday, April 11, 8:30 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club Room
Women in Leadership - Friday, April 12, 8:30 a.m., Hancock Stadium Club
Gamma Phi Circus - Friday, April 12, 7:00 p.m. and Saturday, April 13, 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m., Redbird Arena
Neon at Night 5K Fun Run (this event is not during Science and Technology Week) - Wednesday, April 24, 8:00 p.m.
Attend this event to learn formal dining skills and conversational practices for interview and work settings while meeting College of Applied Science and Technology alumni.
Temple Grandin, Ph.D., is considered the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. She is author of Thinking in Pictures: My Life with Autism, among others . Her books Animals in Translation and Animals Make Us Human were both New York Times bestsellers . Her book, Emergence: Labeled Autistic , stunned the world because, until its publication, most professionals and parents assumed that an autism diagnosis was virtually a death sentence to achievement or productivity in life. Her life story was made into an HBO feature film starring Claire Danes. The movie received seven Emmy awards, a Golden Globe, and a Peabody Award.
Dr. Grandin is a designer of livestock handling facilities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, and other countries. In North America, almost half of the cattle are handled in a center track restrainer system that she designed for meat plants. Curved chute and race systems she has designed for cattle are used worldwide and her writings on the flight zone and other principles of grazing animal behavior have helped many people to reduce stress on their animals during handling. She has authored over 400 articles in both scientific journals and livestock periodicals on animal handling, welfare, and facility design.
Dr. Grandin is sought after globally to speak about her experiences with autism, cattle handling and the humane treatment of animals. Her TED talk “The world needs all kinds of minds,” has been viewed by over 4.8 million people.
She has been featured internationally in the media including National Public Radio, major television programs such as the BBC special "The Woman Who Thinks Like a Cow," ABC's Primetime Live, The Today Show, CNN Larry King Live, 60 Minutes, 48 Hours and 20/20, and has been featured in Time, People, Forbes, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times, among others. In 2010, Time Magazine named her one of the 100 most influential people.
Dr. Grandin obtained her B.A. at Franklin Pierce College and her M.S. in Animal Science at Arizona State University. Dr. Grandin received her Ph.D in Animal Science from the University of Illinois in 1989. Today she teaches courses on livestock behavior and facility design at Colorado State University and consults with the livestock industry on facility design, livestock handling, and animal welfare. She is a past member of the board of directors of the Autism Society of America.
Celebrate CAST alumni during their induction to the Academy of Achievement. The Academy brings together alumni who are “thought leaders” in their fields and who serve as an inspiration to others with similar career paths.
Did you know that 7 out of 8 CAST departments graduate female students into male-dominated fields? Join us to have conversations about career success with successful CAST alumni. Keynote speaker is Dr. Jan Murphy, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs.
Contact Chinny Francis at email@example.com with any questions or requests for accommodations.
Gamma Phi delivers an action-packed, high-energy, live-entertainment spectacle for its audiences. Gamma Phi's acts showcase feats of strength and derring-do laced with mystery, prompting the age-old question: "How did they do that?"
Find more information and purchase tickets here.
Enjoy a 5K run through Illinois State’s campus at night. This event is co-sponsored by CAST and Campus Recreation.