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Out of the box: Shellie Banfield on How'd You Think of That?

Suharu Ogawa
Suharu Ogawa for NPR
Innovations in education

Shellie Banfield is the Director of the Davis and Perry Center, Principal Investigator for GRRATE Grant (Guitars, Robotics, Rocketry Advanced Technical Education National Science Foundation Grant), and Principal Investigator for GRRATE Summer Institutes Grant.

Dr. Temple Grandin is well known to many for her trailblazing work as a spokesperson for people with autism and her lifelong work with animal behavior. Dr. Grandin has been with Colorado State University (CSU) for over 25 years. Her life’s work has been to understand her own autistic mind, and to share that knowledge with the world, aiding in the treatment of individuals with the condition. Her understanding of the human mind has aided her in her work with animal behavior, and she is one of the most respected experts in both autism and animal behavior in the world.
Sheri's career in radio began at 7 years old in Los Angeles, California with a secret little radio tucked under her bed that she'd fall asleep with, while listening to The Dr. Demento Radio Show. She went on to produce the first science radio show in Utah in 1999 and has been reporting local, national and international stories ever since. After a stint as news director at KZYX on northern California's Lost Coast, she landed back at UPR in 2021.