Webinar: Physics is Tough, but Girls are Tougher
In this talk, Wanda Gass examines the business case for why we need more women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). Gass talks about Design Connect Create, a camp for young girls interested in physics.. She will show that the summer program translates into participants having more self confidence, better grades and higher percentage of young women receiving a STEM degree in college.
Wanda Gass graduated from Rice University with a BS in Electrical Engineering in 1978 and received an MS in Biomedical Engineering from Duke University in 1980. She worked at Texas Instruments for 32 years before retiring in 2012. Wanda is an IEEE Fellow for her pioneering work in the development of TI’s first Digital Signal Processor (DSP). In 2014 she founded Design Connect Create, a nonprofit focused on expanding the reach of a successful program in Dallas to other schools districts across the country.