[ RadSafe ] Re: The good news about Nuclear destruction

Cmtimmpe at aol.com Cmtimmpe at aol.com
Thu Apr 3 11:56:49 CDT 2008

With respect to the statement "Indeed, pupils in many secondary schools  in 
the USA , especially boys,
would rather become sports heros or rock stars  than scientists." that is 
understandable given the emphasis the emphasis on  physical rather than 
intellectual accomplishments and the perceived glory.   However, the secondary school 
pupils should also be taught about the number of  positions available and the 
probability for success.  There are probably  only about 3-4,000 'professional 
athletes and rock stars total - and their  average careers are maybe 15 years 
for most of them.  There are more  scientists and engineers than that is some 
of the DOE national labs. and in NASA  etc. and their average careers are 40+ 
years.  The glamour is  attractive, but doesn't last.
Thank  you,

Christopher M. Timm, PE
Vice President/Senior Program  Manager
PECOS Management Services, Inc.
(505) 323-8355 - phone
(505)  323-2028 - fax
(505) 238-8174 - cellular

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