1 in 3 parents ‘feel ill’ when trying to help their kids with math & science

LONDON — Generally speaking, parents are supposed to know more than their young children. That isn’t the case when it comes to STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) topics, however, according to a new survey. A group of parents with kids between the ages of five and 13 years-old took part in this research. Incredibly, a third admit that the very thought of having to answer a STEM-related question for their kids leaves them feeling ill.

Put together by The Institution of Engineering and Technology in London, the survey reports that 48 percent of parents don’t even know what “STEM” stands for. Meanwhile, half the poll say their children know more about science than they do. A similar number of moms and dads say the same regarding technology (44{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}), engineering (25{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}), and math (38{13aab5633489a05526ae1065595c074aeca3e93df6390063fabaebff206207ec}) knowledge.

The survey, conducted by OnePoll, also quizzed parents about some common scientific and tech terms,

Read More

Degree For Life: UVU’s Hospitality Management program made this student feel right at home | Higher Education

Angie Milbourn is a single mother of three children. She’s been working toward a college degree since she graduated from high school. It’s been a challenging and convoluted journey to UVU’s new Hospitality Management program, but it also has been rewarding and successful.

Her journey started at Salt Lake Community College (SLCC), where she received an associate degree in general studies. She considered studying culinary arts and nutrition, but she decided they weren’t the right fit.

“I started to think about what I wanted to do,” Milbourn says. “I realized that I really like people and events. Hospitality management seemed like a good choice to me, and I shifted gears.”

She compared hospitality management programs at universities across the state. Milbourn discovered UVU’s online program was not only the least expensive option but also ranked as one of the best in the state and offered a plethora of helpful programs

Read More