3 new Pasco schools named for female scientists

PASCO, Wash. (AP) - Three new schools in Pasco focusing on science and technology will be named for female scientists.

The Tri-City Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/1d86Ubc) the school board approved the names at Tuesday's meeting: Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McLintock and Marie Curie.

Franklin contributed to the study of DNA. McClintock worked in genetics. Curie is known for her work in radioactivity.

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Information from: Tri-City Herald, http://www.tri-cityherald.com


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