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Series
Design Squad
Program
Blowin’ In The Wind
Program Number

111

Series Description

Sneak Preview on WGBH 2 February 24, 2007 Series premiere March 24, 2007

DESIGN SQUAD, a series for kids, is something new on the block - it's aimed at 9- to 12-year-olds, it borrows from the hugely popular reality competition format and it intends to get its viewers excited about engineering. This weekly half-hour series will be serious fun for kids (and adults) of all ages. In 13 episodes, two teams of high school students (ages 16-19) design, build and test whimsical machines and innovative products - everything from a wireless light and dance show to an automatic pancake maker - for real clients. Guided by two engineer hosts (a male and female twenty-something duo: NOT your stereotypical men-with-pocket-protectors), DESIGN SQUAD teams are scored for their ability to think outside the box and meet (or surpass) the demands of the challenge at hand. In the final episode, the top two scorers battle for the Grand Prize: a $10,000 college scholarship.

Series release date: 03/24/2007

Program Description

Season One (1) Broadcast in 2007 THE TEAMS TAP INTO THEIR INNER ARTISTS AS THEY COMPETE TO DESIGN AND BUILD WIND-POWERED KINETIC ART FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS. THE WINNING SCULPTURE IS PUT ON DISPLAY AT THE DECORDOVA MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE PARK IN LINCOLN, MASSACHUSETTS. Nick Capasso, Curator at the DeCordova Museum and Sculpture Park, assists with the judging.

Red Team: Joey Nguyen, Michael “Mike” Spieler, Giselle Eng, Natasha Sivananjaiah Blue Team: Tom Cotter, Noah Tovares, Krishana House, Kim Zalatan

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Design Squad; Blowin’ In The Wind,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_241B804052A346AAAEB724AB5C90BA92.
MLA: “Design Squad; Blowin’ In The Wind.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 7, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_241B804052A346AAAEB724AB5C90BA92>.
APA: Design Squad; Blowin’ In The Wind. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_241B804052A346AAAEB724AB5C90BA92
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