Design Squad; Big Bugs
More material is available from this program at the WGBH Archive. If you are a researcher interested in accessing the collection at WGBH, please email email@example.com.
Undigitized item: Request Digitization
Untranscribed item: Request Transcription
- Design Squad
- Big Bugs
- Program Number
- 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
Design Squad gets back to nature as the teams sculpt large-scale insects from found forest materials. The winning arthropod will be on display at the New England Wild Flower Society's Big Bugs exhibit.
D-Squad Pro File: Matt Sisul and William Cao are 20-something structural engineers who volunteer for Engineers without Borders to promote urban development in Africa and South America.
- Asset Type
- Media Type
- Game Show
- Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
- Chicago: “Design Squad; Big Bugs,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed March 23, 2017, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3893B4F98A0C4A3CBA265165D808EB5D.
- MLA: “Design Squad; Big Bugs.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. March 23, 2017. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3893B4F98A0C4A3CBA265165D808EB5D>.
- APA: Design Squad; Big Bugs. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_3893B4F98A0C4A3CBA265165D808EB5D