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Apply to participate in 2021-2022's Design Lives Here.


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Our Impact

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

Participating Schools:

Cecil Intermediate - Canon-McMillan 
Independence Middle School
J.E. Harrison Middle School
John F. Kennedy Catholic School
Laurel Highlands Middle School
Marshall Elementary- North Allegheny
New Kensington Arnold School District
Propel East
Propel Hazelwood
Propel Homestead
Propel Montour
Propel Pit-Carin

Participating Libraries:

Butler Area Public Library
C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Chartiers-Houston Community Library


Interested in learning more about Design Lives Here?

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About the Program

Design Lives Here is a semester-long engineering initiative that equips teachers and students (grades 5th-8th) 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 2021 - 2022 Design Lives Here initiative is a project of WQED Multimedia, with major underwriting by Howmet Aerospace FoundationMSAPPG and PPG Foundation, and additional support from Mastech Digital, Williams, Pitt Swanson School of Engineering, Rizzo International, ANSYS, HATCHVenture Engineering & Construction, Daedalus, and founding partner the Engineers' Society of Western PA.


Careers in Engineering and Technology

Engineering Design and Practices

What’s So Cool about Manufacturing Video Contest

Lesson Plans for 3rd - 6th Grade

Workforce Development - Manufacturing

STEM Jobs – Resource for Students and Educators

Hear from our sponsors

Malesia Dunn, PPG Foundation

Mark Deasy, MSA, The Safety Company

Joe Manich, ANSYS Inc.

Doug Bae, Arconic

David Teorsky, Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania

Matt Beale, Daedalus



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