Design Lives Here 2017-2018

Students participate in engineering challenges at Design Lives Here

Our Impact

Since Design Lives Here began, it has impacted thousands of students in our viewing area!


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About the Program

Design Lives Here is a semester-long engineering initiative that equips teachers and students to participate in engineering activities within their school or afterschool program. Professional engineers serve as mentors to students throughout the year. Schools who participate are diverse – public, parochial and private – and have the option of making this part of their school day or an extended program. Each spring, all the participants come together for a day of engineering challenges, grouped in new teams to compete for prizes. Design Lives Here activities are inspired by the popular PBS KIDS program and website, Design Squad Nation.

The 2018-2019 Design Lives Here initiative is a project of WQED Multimedia, with major underwriting by MSA and PPG, and additional support from ANSYS, Rolls-Royce, Arconic, Daedalus, and founding partner the Engineers Society of Western PA.