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Design Squad; Trash to Treasure (2009)


Max Wallach - Trash To Treasure Winner 2 passes: 1. W/ Graphics / dialog 2. W/O Graphics/ M&E DS302 ProFile - Trash To Treasure FINAL MASTER W/GRAPHICS & WITHOUT, Michael Adams, Darren Brown, D.J. Casaletto, Sindhu Cauveriappa, B. Shattuck Collins, Chris Connors, Kerry Emberley, Bruce Fishbein, Tryggue Fossun, Norman Goldstein, William Harris, Ann Hurd, Sarah Ingram, Geoff Lowney, Bruce MacRae, Peter Panagopoulos, Laura Ploss, Robert Richardson, Mark Seliger, Richard Shuman, Max Wallack, Jeffry Walsh Continuum, West Newton , MA

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Design Squad
Trash to Treasure (2009)
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

Turn your trash into treasure and be on TV! Recycle, reuse, and re-engineer everyday materials into an out-of-the box invention.

Three winners will come to Boston to see their designs built by Continuum, a design consultancy. Winners will appear on the Design Squad show and Web site.

25 FINALISTS will be featured on the Design Squad Web site.

For ages 5-19.

Asset Type

Broadcast program

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Game Show
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
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