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Design Lives Here

The 2014 Design Lives Here initiative is an innovative partnership between WQED Multimedia and Inventionland, with major underwriting by ANSYS and additional support from Bombardier and American Bridge. Here is an education outreach program that promotes learning about engineering via interactive teaching, mentoring, and challenge activities inspired by the popular PBS KIDS program, Design Squad Nation.


The project was piloted during the 2009-2010 school year; educators from more than 30 schools received training, representing an educational impact on approximately 600 students. Five schools were invited to participate in a special engineering event held in May 2010, which was attended by 70 students in grades five through 11. Watch some highlights of the event:

WQED has expanded the Design Lives Here initiative into more schools, created opportunities throughout the year for student learning, and developed a web-based informational infrastructure to foster engagement and interest in engineering. Participating schools hold monthly engineering qualifying challenges that incorporate Design Squad curriculum and use materials provided by WQED. The initiative culminates in an end-of-school-year student Challenge Event, a day of engineering fun, mentorship opportunities, viewings of the television show, and more!

Interested in learning more about Design Lives Here? Email us!

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featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

Requests

featured specials

  • Portraits for the Homefront: The Story of Elizabeth Black
    The poignant story unfolds as we explore Black’s lost art career, seek out elderly veterans who encountered Miss Black on the battlefield, and present to amazed and appreciative families portraits that never arrived.
  • Classical Crossroads
    Where classical music crosses paths with rock and roll, world music, folk music and jazz. Listen to interviews with people who make good music here.

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