Design Connect Create, a nonprofit STEM organization for girls, expands and adds new leadership

Design Connect Create is a Dallas-based girls’ STEM nonprofit that works with school districts across North Texas to reach young innovators.

Some of the districts the organization works with include Dallas ISD, Richardson ISD, and Garland ISD. STEM, for those who don’t know, stands for science, technology, engineering, and math.

Design Connect Create is growing and redesigning several aspects of its brand. For starters, it added new leadership with CEO Dr. Denise Strickland and COO Danielle Moore. They will succeed former founder and executive director Wanda Gass, an engineer who helped develop Texas Instruments’ first commercially successful digital signal processor.

There will also be a redesign of the logo as well as several new programs for girls, including biotech camps planned for this summer. Last year, coding camps were added for middle and high school girls.

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“At Design Connect Create, we believe in the potential of all girls to empower and design their future in STEM and beyond. By providing opportunities for girls to explore and investigate possibilities in STEM, especially for those who might not otherwise have the chance, we are able to help them persevere and solve problems; connect ideas to real-world applications, people and possibilities; and become STEM leaders of tomorrow,” Dr. Strickland said in a press release.

Design Connect Create was established in 2015 to create equitable opportunities for girls to explore and become leaders in STEM. The organization began with physical camps that provided hands-on experience and professional exposure for middle and high school girls.

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