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DESIGN SQUAD NATION

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  • Original Broadcast: 1/26/2011

The producers of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning engineering and reality competition series DESIGN SQUAD have taken their show on the road with a new spin-off series for ‘tweens, teens, and family-viewing — DESIGN SQUAD NATION.

Over 10 episodes, engineer co-hosts Judy Lee and Adam Vollmer travel across the country and around the world, working side by side with kids to turn their dreams into reality. Whether it is a red-carpet worthy gown for Project Runway’s Christian Siriano, or a playground for kids in a rural village high in Nicaragua’s northern mountains, DESIGN SQUAD NATION shows that engineering isn’t about hiding away in some lab; it’s about being active in the world, taking risks, collaborating with interesting people, and using science, math, and technology to solve real problems.

DESIGN SQUAD NATION takes a kid’s passion, combines it with engineering, and shows how to create an array of engineering feats—a cake that is part delicious, part electronic, and part mad scientist for the cast party of Young Frankenstein: The Musical; a pedal-powered bike organ; a human-powered flying machine, and more. Wish you could help the world conserve water? Have a dream of an invention that can improve someone’s life? DESIGN SQUAD NATION shows kids that if they can dream it, they can build it. For more information, visit us online at www.pbskids.org/designsquadnation.

Press Materials

  • Design Squad Nation Announces Winners of Build Big Contest

    Press Release
  • Design Squad Nation Wants YOU to Build it Big By Entering the Design Squad Nation Build Big Contest!

    Press Release
  • DESIGN SQUAD NATION PRESS RELEASE

    Press Release
  • DESIGN SQUAD NATION Season 1 Fact Sheet

    Fact Sheet
  • DESIGN SQUAD NATION Season 1 Episode Descriptions

    Episode Summary
  • DESIGN SQUAD NATION Season 1 Bios

    Bio
  • 5 Questions with Adam Vollmer

    Interview
  • 5 Questions with Judy Lee

    Interview

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