Tar and Abby

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Three women scientists, three new schools



Marie Curie
Rosalind Franklin
Barbara McClintock


We have three communities that are set on the river together. I have worked in all three school districts. I'm particularly pleased with this one this morning.

"Pacso's three new schools, designated to be focused on science and technology, will be named after female scientists.
The Pasco School Board selected the names -- Rosalind Franklin, Barbara McClintock and Marie Curie -- during a Tuesday meeting.
The names of the recommended female scientists have strong ties to science, though two of them have been largely forgotten by history. Rosalind Franklin was a British biophysicist whose work contributed to the study of DNA. Barbara McClintock was an American scientist who worked in genetics. Chemist and physicist Marie Curie is well known for her work in radioactivity."

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/12/10/2724839/scientists-inspire-pasco-school.html#storylink=cp" 
(lifted from our paper)

Read more here: http://www.tri-cityherald.com/2013/12/10/2724839/scientists-inspire-pasco-school.html#storylink=cpy