Since Design Lives Here began, it has impacted thousands of students in our viewing area!
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
Butler Memorial Library
C.C. Mallory Library
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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 2020 - 2021 Design Lives Here initiative is a project of WQED Multimedia, with major underwriting by Howmet Aerospace Foundation, The Arconic Foundation, MSA, PPG and PPG Foundation, and additional support from Mastech Digital, Williams, and founding partner the Engineers' Society of Western PA.