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Series
Design Squad
Program
DS Unplugged
Program Number

104

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 TAKE A CRASH COURSE IN PRE-INDUSTRIAL BUILDING TECHNIQUES, AS THEY COMPETE TO BUILD 20-FOOT BRIDGES—WITHOUT THE AID OF POWER TOOLS, FORKLIFTS, OR...FLUSHABLE TOILETS. IT'S A SHOW FOR THE (MIDDLE) AGES!

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

D-Squad Pro File: Jennifer Nakayama of SeaWorld puts to use her skills as an environmental and civil engineer to create a cool new habitat for warm weather Humboldt penguins.

Watch the Pro File: Penguin Habitat

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Genres
Game Show
Topics
Science
Creators
Taylor, Kate (Series Producer)
Citation
Chicago: “Design Squad; DS Unplugged,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 2, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F64CFB4308544A6C939346FCBCDA3C50.
MLA: “Design Squad; DS Unplugged.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 2, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F64CFB4308544A6C939346FCBCDA3C50>.
APA: Design Squad; DS Unplugged. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_F64CFB4308544A6C939346FCBCDA3C50
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