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Series
Design Squad
Program
Batter Up
Program Number

109

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 HOW TO MAKE A PERFECT PANCAKE? THE DS TEAMS SEEK THE RIGHT INGREDIENTS FOR A MACHINE THAT WILL COOK, FLIP, AND SERVE UP DELICIOUS FLAPJACKS AT THE FLICK OF A SWITCH. THE WINNING MACHINE IS PUT TO THE (TASTE) TEST AT A BUSY DINER. Jay Hajj, owner of Victoria's Diner, assists with the judging.

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

D-Squad Pro File: Talk about a sweet gig: Working with the innovative ice cream recipes of Ben & Jerry's food scientists, mechanical engineer Pete Gosselin creates specialized machinery to produce the perfect balance of Chunky and Monkey.

Watch the Pro File: Ice Cream

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
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