Design Lives Here 2017-2018

After School Mentor


Our Impact

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

Participating Schools:

Blessed Trinity Academy
Deer Lakes Middle School
Elizabeth Forward Middle School
Franklin Regional
Haines Middle School
Independence Middle School
J.E. Harrison Middle School
Marshall Elementary- North Allegheny
Moon Middle School
New Kensington Arnold School District
Our Lady of Most Blessed Sacrament
Propel East
Ryan Gloyer Middle School-Seneca Valley
Schiller STEAM Academy
St. Phillip


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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 The Arconic Foundation, MSAPPGANSYS, and additional support from Rolls-Royce, ArconicDaedalus, Independence Excavating, and founding partner the Engineers' Society of Western PA.


PBS Learning Media Engineering and Technology

Career in Engineering and Technology

Engineering Design and Practices

What’s So Cool about Manufacturing

Workforce Development - Manufacturing

STEM Jobs – Resource for Students and Educators



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