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Series
Design Squad
Program
Rock On
Program Number

102

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 COMPETE TO CREATE ORIGINAL MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS — ONE STRINGED AND ONE PERCUSSIVE — FOR OFF WHITE NOISE, A LOCAL BAND. THE INSTRUMENTS ARE PUT TO THE TEST WHEN OFF WHITE NOISE ROCKS OUT AT THE MIDDLE EAST NIGHTCLUB.

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

D-SQUAD PRO FILE: HASBRO TOY ENGINEER AMANDA BLIGH DEMONSTRATES HOW WORK CAN BE PLAY WHEN YOU SPEND YOUR DAY DESIGNING PRODUCTS LIKE NERF HOOPS AND NERF BLASTER.

Watch the Pro File: Nerf Toys

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Design Squad; Rock On,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 7, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9970170D67A042318C6B6CF83B9A97CC.
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APA: Design Squad; Rock On. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_9970170D67A042318C6B6CF83B9A97CC
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