How'd You Think of That? with Temple Grandin

How'd You Think of That? with Temple Grandin

How do the unique ways that every person thinks affect the work they do - especially in STEM fields? How do we create an education and early career system that recognizes and takes advantage of every individual’s skill set, experiences, and perspective? In a new podasct series "How’d You Think Of That? with Temple Grandin", we delve into these questions with STEM professionals and learn about their important work and the benefit of a multifaceted approach to STEM education. This podcast is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 1745674.

Episodes

September 29, 2023 42 mins

In this special episode of How'd You Think of That, Temple Grandin talks with two winners of the 2023 Regeneron International Science and Engineering Fair - Natasha Kulviwat (Jericho High School, NY) and Saathvik Kannan (Hickman High School, MO) about their projects and the experience that lead them to STEM.

Natasha and Saathvik both took unconventional paths that ultimately led them to their dream research projects. ...

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Matthew Wappett is executive director of the Utah State University Institute for Disability, Research, Policy, and Practice. Grandin and Wappett discuss the institute's accomplishments and ongoing efforts to create a more inclusive society and education system.

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Dr. Tess Guy recently moved from Salt Lake City and is excited to be back near the ocean. She did her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, and has spent the last 18 years in Utah waiting for a chance to get back to sea level. Tess graduated with her DVM from Washington State University/Utah State University in 2021. This is her second career after spending 10+ years as an environmental research chemist. ...

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In this episode of How’d You of That, Grandin and Streb illuminate the process of machinery design and how it inspires dreams and brings out skills and innovations. They also share their insights on how to open doors to careers and opportunities.  

MacArthur “Genius” Award-winner, Elizabeth Streb has dived through glass, allowed a ton of dirt to fall on her head, walked down (the outside of) London’s City Hall, and set herself on fi...

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In this conclusion of Maker space Gurus, Kathleen White and Mauro Devlin-Clancy discuss some of the challenges educators are facing in this new uncharted era of Chat GPT - and why maker spaces should be geared for everyone, from all backgrounds, genders and colors. 

Maura Devlin-Clancy is Coordinator of MakerSPHERE and Faculty in Computer Networking & Information Technology at City College of San Francisco. Her work fo...

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U.S states face a shortage in qualified STEM/CTE instructors to effectively prepare high school and community college students for careers. Long-time educators Maura Devlin-Clancy and Kathleen White have developed Makerspace experiences and new ways of teaching to help recruit and grow a diverse teaching workforce. They join Temple Grandin to discuss their NSF funded project, Growing CTE/STEM Teachers. 

Maura Devlin-Clancy is Coordi...

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John Luft, Great Salt Lake Ecosystem Program Manager with the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, talks to Temple Grandin about the Division’s longtime monitoring of the Great Salt Lake ecosystem and its successes working with the lake’s brine shrimp industry. They also discuss how one individual can set a cascade of positive environmental changes. 

John Luft, along with avian and aquatic biologists, have developed a partnership wi...

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Scientists Bonnie Baxter, Founder of Great Salt Lake Institute at Westminster College and Jaime Butler, Great Salt Lake 'Nerd', discuss the bounties and struggles of the Great Salt Lake.

Dr. Baxter studies the photobiology of halophiles (salt-tolerant bacteria) and microbial diversity of Great Salt Lake (GSL)with her undergraduate students. She is interested in the astrobiology applications of extremely hypersal...

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 On this episode, Grandin and Banfield discuss the importance of checking sources and designing scientific experiments that can be replicated. They also discuss the growing influence of AI on education and the increasing value of hands-on learning with projects like GRRATE (Guitars, Robotics, Rocketry Advanced Technical Education). 

Shellie Banfield is the Director of the Davis and Perry Center, Principal Investigator for ...

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Observation tools like the Hubble and James Webb telescopes have fueled deeper explorations of the universe. In this episode, NASA’s James Webb Telescope discoveries and implications for STEM education and technology. And what comes next, the search for habitable planets.  Joining us is Dr. Mark Clampin, astrophysics division director at NASA’s headquarters in Washington DC.  

Dr. Mark Clampin is the Astrophysics Division Director i...

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Carel Brest Van Kempen is an internationally recognized wildlife artist and has won numerous awards of excellence. He depicts seldom illustrated species in extremely detailed works that tell a story about our natural world. He is also the author and illustrator of Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding, and illustrator of many other books including Biology of Gila Monsters, and Dinosaurs of Utah. 

In this episode, Brest Van Kempen and Grandin...

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Miklos is the Executive Director of the Dolan DNA Learning Center at Cold Spring Harbor. He started his career in education by teaching high school teachers to clone genes and started the Learning Center in 1988. His book DNA Science was published in 1990 and he won the Charles A. Dana Award. Now he blends his worlds of biology, journalism, education and the social sciences to design modern DNA experiments for teachers, parents and...

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The story of North America's first vertical hydroponic greenhouse that not only grows vegetables, but people's abilities too.  

An accomplished architect by training, Nona Yehia pioneered a way to feed an entire community with fresh produce, while also providing employment for people with physical and/or intellectual disabilities. She accomplished this alongside her co-founder Caroline Croft-Estay. Yehia conceiv...

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 Temple Grandin talks to cybersecurity expert Dr. Diego Tibaquirá about the increasing demand to fill cybersecurity jobs and the challenges of balancing cyber security and convenience in a digital world filled with hackers.   

Dr. Diego Tibaquirá is a professor of computer science with a focus on cybersecurity and cloud computing at Miami Dade College. His experience in the field includes working for the Federal Government...

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Sara Freeman, an Assistant Professor Neurobiology, studies the biological underpinnings of social behavior and monogamy. Studying social behavior in a variety of species helps scientists better understand the core of the social brain, and how neurological circuits work for humans. She is currently working on studies to decipher how the hormones of the brain, like oxytocin, may vary in neurodivergent individuals.

This episo...

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Mimi Lufkin is an educator and advocate who served as the Chief Executive Officer of the National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity for more than twenty years. NAPE is dedicated to increasing student access, educational equity, and workforce diversity. Grandin and Lufkin discuss the many ways to help students build STEM skills and access STEM careers.

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 Susan Barry is a Professor Emeritus of Biological Sciences and Professor Emeritus of Neuroscience and Behavior at Mount Holyoke College and the author of two books, Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions and Coming to Our Senses: A Boy Who Learned to See, A Girl Who Learned to Hear, and How We All Discover the World. Barry was dubbed Stereo Sue by neurologist and author Oliver Sacks in a 2006 Ne...

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Kyle Dawson is a Professor of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Utah. He studies the structure, origin, and evolution of the universe through observation using telescopes, spectroscopy, and other tools. He is part of an international team of hundreds of scientists who are creating the largest 3D map of the universe. The goal is to learn more about dark energy, which makes up most of today's universe.

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Dr. David Sands is a former professor of Plant Sciences and Plant Pathology. In addition to his teaching, mentoring, and many publications, Dr. Sands has contributed to plant pathology & bacteriology across the globe for decades. His work has included protecting crops in Kenya from their (and Africa's) worst weed (Striga), using a local, and non-gmo, enhanced fungus, sending omega-3 microgreen seeds to space, and bio-contr...

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In this episode, Temple Grandin interviews Ruthe Farmer, CEO and Founder of the Last Mile Education Fund. Previously, Farmer served as the Senior Policy Advisor for Tech Inclusion at the White House Office of Science & Technology Policy focusing on President Obama’s call to action for Computer Science for All, as well as serving as Chief Strategy & Growth Officer and K-12 Alliance Director at the National Center for Women &...

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