|Subject: How exactly is Kara a scientist?|
Sad! - DJT
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Date Posted: 23:44:10 05/20/17 Sat
Even if Kara never said she's a "nuclear" scientist, she DID say she was a scientist, a physical scientist, or sometimes a chemist.
Some of you are confusing education with profession. If you studied law but never practiced, you're not a lawyer. If you studied nursing but doesn't work as a nurse, you're not a nurse. If you studied education but never taught, you're not a teacher.
When she and MUO describes her as "a physical scientist at the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission," THAT indicates that SCIENTIST is her job/profession there at NRC.
Press release and video:
What Miss USA 2017 Kára McCullough Plans to Do With Her Year
10 Things You Didn't Know About Miss USA, Kára McCullough
But we now know that's not true. Her job is "Emergency Preparedness Specialist" which doesn't require a degree in sciences at all. In fact, B.S./B.A. in emergency management, public safety or homeland security is preferred.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission felt the need enough to clarify as they spoke to the Washington Post and shied away from saying she's a "scientist":
"Basically, she reviews emergency plans for nuclear power plants to determine if they meet regulators’ muster"
"...her hard work and dedication to regulating nuclear facilities as an emergency preparedness specialist..."
From her job description, she doesn't do much of anything science-related; doesn't do any research/studies. Yet she's described as a "SCIENTIST AT NSC" as her profession. How so?
Her supposed job definitely helped her win, since it made a huge impression on the judges and MUO.
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- How is working on a plan for how to prevent a nuclear reactor from catastrophic failure not being a scientist? (NT) -- I don't think that word means what you think it means..., 00:32:27 05/21/17 Sun
- She's not. She won based on one reason only and IMG will continue only rewarding her 'type' (NT) -- Martin, 00:36:54 05/21/17 Sun
- what i find so ironic about all this is that these women who are chosen to win miss usa based on their jobs are quick to dump these jobs for the crown and thereafter. (NT) -- so much for pride!, 00:46:29 05/21/17 Sun
- This is getting creepy. (NT) -- It's all going to be okay. Time to start moving on, 01:10:08 05/21/17 Sun
- Watching the Chief Executive Club. The guest speaker is Leonard Schleifer, MD, PhD President & CEO of Regeneron Pharmaceuticals. He spoke of his younger years as a scientist in the work place. She is a scientist. -- ., 14:49:47 05/21/17 Sun
- She has a degree in Chemistry and runs a scientific educational program. On top of that, she actually studies the reactors that she prepares readiness plans for. I'd say she's a scientist. -- Sashed, 00:04:57 05/22/17 Mon
- I guarantee if you ask anyone working in a scientific field, they will tell you they are working in science. They might actually call themselves scientists, even though they don't confirm to the strict "black or white" definition you apparently think is right. Either it is or it isn't, according to you. Such simplistic, elementary thinking. The trouble is, that's what science is all about, discovering the differences between black and white and figuring out where in the middle the solution actually exists. (NT) -- A real scientist, for over 20 years..., 22:57:13 05/22/17 Mon
- I love when people who know nothing about the field of nuclear science, and know nothing about the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, pretend to know EVERYTHING about our Miss USA's former level of employment, job description, and even go so far as to strip her of the label of "scientist" which is a broad term used to identify people in the industry. She studied Chemistry, and if you took the time to follow her Snapchat takeover, she is far more than a secretary, which is what some of your foolish posts have suggested. (NT) -- ICEMAN, 09:34:46 05/23/17 Tue
- yes -- bio, 08:48:26 05/28/17 Sun
- ok -- bio, 08:50:29 05/28/17 Sun
- She regulates nuclear industries and would be first to respond if anything bad happens. Pretty sure not just anyone can do that job and you do need to have a background in science. In your obsessive fixation you have not proven your point. What I saw and have read is she has a pretty important job that regulates nuclear energy and in her spare time she tries to inspire children to get excited about science. She's perfect. Quite honestly all I see here is her and the pageant trying to summarize what she does into a word because full sentences doesn't make good tv unless it's Q&A. Regardless the full outline of what she does is just as impressive if not more than the ambiguous term scientist. If you are a contestant shame on you for being this bitter and pathetic. If you are an obsessive parent of a contestant, you are a complete joke and extremely immature. (NT) -- more impressed by actual job than generic term "scientist", 12:27:20 05/28/17 Sun
- what's up with this obsession on whether she's really a scientist or not? (NT) -- she has the scientific background and she's following a career path. end of freakin story, 22:14:11 05/29/17 Mon
- First time posting on this thread, but I am a Customer Service Associate, that is a fancy way of saying Cashier, and it is the companies' Terminology not mine, but it looks better on a Resume than saying Cashier. She was padding her "resume" nothing more, nothing less. (NT) -- IHP, 11:42:50 06/01/17 Thu
- Then I guess Albert Einstein is not a scientist. Nor is Marie Curie. Or Robert Oppenheimer. None of them had the word "Scientist" in any of their job titles. Please tell all of us who teach science why we shouldn't refer to them as scientists. I have two patents for prescription drug formulas. I developed them in a scientific lab, mixing multiple chemicals and agents, yet my job title does not have the word "Scientist" in it. Am I not a scientist? I really need some clarification, and a professional reference or accreditation from you, to prove to me you are right and I am wrong. What you write is otherwise elementary drivel many in the scientic community would roll their eyes at. Trust me, go to a professional scientific association and tell them your definition of "scientist." Let me save you the trouble. You would look like a fool! (NT) -- A real scientist, for over 20 years..., 17:59:01 06/05/17 Mon