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Series
Design Squad
Program
Functional Fashion
Program Number

108

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 IT'S A MARRIAGE OF HIGH TECH AND HAUTE COUTURE (WELL, SORT OF!) AS THE TEAMS COMPETE TO SEE WHO CAN DESIGN THE BEST DUAL-PURPOSE CLOTHING. JOIN DS ON THE RUNWAY AT THE ROXY AS THE GARMENTS/GADGETS MAKE THEIR FASHION DEBUT.

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

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Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Design Squad; Functional Fashion,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7.
MLA: “Design Squad; Functional Fashion.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7>.
APA: Design Squad; Functional Fashion. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E0BD85E0FAD84B58B27FB9FB4E8E7FB7
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