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Saturday summit to focus on family issues

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 2:31 p.m. HST, Nov 12, 2013

Registration remains open for Saturday's 2013 Ohana Summit, which will focus on issues confronting Hawaii families and pre-sent information on topics ranging from cyberbullying and childhood obesity to science, technology, engineering and math education.

Featured speaker is Sandra Millon Underwood of the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee, a nationally recognized educator and researcher who has championed the cause of improving access to the latest medical research, information and programs for women, minorities, the disadvantaged and the underserved. A motivational speaker, she will address the movement to consider STEM education as critical to career success, health and well-being.

Also among the summit's events is a discussion about STEM education with National Weather Service Deputy Director Edward Young and Kapiolani Community College Chancellor Leon Richards. 

The event is sponsored by community service nonprofit organization The Links Inc. and the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.

It will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday at the UH Cancer Center, 701 Ilalo St. The summit will provide access to professionals and hands-on activities for children of all ages. For 

more information and to register, go to

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