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DESIGN SQUAD NATION | New Series Premieres January 26 | PBS

posted on November 15, 2010

<p><strong>Note:</strong> If this video does not play, you may need to download the free <a href="">Flash</a> video plugin for your web browser.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank"><img alt="Get Adobe Flash Player" src="graphics/plugins/get_flash_player.gif" border="0" height="31" width="88"></a></p> Premiering Wednesday, January 26, 2011 (check local listings), the producers of the Peabody and Emmy Award-winning engineering and reality competition series Design Squad take their show on the road with a new spin-off series for tweens, teens, and family-viewing—Design Squad Nation. Over ten 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 fashion designer 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 you can create an array of engineering feats—a cake that is part delicious, part electronic, part mad scientist; a pedal-powered bike organ; a human-powered flying machine; and more. Need a skatepark for you and your friends? 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. Category: Education

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