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Design Squad
Winner Takes All
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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 SEASON CONCLUDES WHEN CONTINUUM (A PRODUCT DESIGN FIRM) ASKS THE DS TEAMS TO DEVELOP AND TEST A "SUMMER SLED" FOR RETAIL GIANT L.L. BEAN. IT'S A BUMPY, DOWNHILL SLIDE TO THE FINISH LINE! The teams get assistance from Chris Hosmer, Rich Ciccarelli and Mike Arney of Continuum. Fran Philip, Merchandising Officer for LL Bean, assists with the judging.

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

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Game Show
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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