Our Manifesto

We believe…

Today’s girls can be tomorrow’s STEM leaders.
Within them are innovators and inventors,
Problem-solvers and world-changers.

Trailblazing women showed the way
Into a world long led by men.
Their example shows what is truly possible –
In the world and in women.

They pioneered the way and proved:
To meet future challenges and
To make the most of our promise,
Our world cannot leave half our potential behind.

This is why we exist –

To make a science of supporting girls,
To create space to explore STEM,
And opportunities for all young women.

Because when girls see their vital potential,
When they believe they can make a profound difference,

They will challenge the status quo
In classrooms and careers.
They will make a global shift
To achieve a world of difference.

Then, today’s girls
Will become tomorrow’s STEM leaders,
And their future
Will shape ours.


Design Connect Create helps girls realize the potential in Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) and themselves.



We envision equitable opportunities for all girls to be difference makers in STEM and beyond.


Donors make it possible

Donations and grants from individuals, corporations, and family foundations make our work possible. We operate with a very small part-time staff, and due to many annual gifts-in-kind, we have minimal overhead. Your gifts and donations go directly towards helping us serve more and more girls each year. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all donations are tax deductible. 

Student Testimonials

2018 Summer Camp Report

Summer of 2018, Design Connect Create hosted 10 two-week physics camps, and 230 young women across the state of Texas actively participated! Camps were in Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, Duncanville, Mesquite, Grand Prairie, and also at Rice University (Houston), and UT Dallas (Richardson). We encourage you to download our report to learn more about our 2018 summer program.