Tuesday, January 9, 2007

Design Squad makes stop in the Springs

Intel Corp. will host a training session Wednesday conducted by staff of the Design Squad, a new public television reality show, to show adult volunteers how to stimulate interest among children in science and engineering.

The session will be from noon to 1 p.m. at Intel's Colorado Springs plant, 1575 Garden of the Gods Road, and is free and open to the public. Instructors will discuss and demonstrate hands-on exercises such as a game involving balancing ping-pong balls, said Judy Cara, an Intel spokeswoman in the Springs.
About 30 people from Intel, the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, the Society pf Women Engineers, the YMCA of the Pikes Peak Region, the local Boys and Girls Clubs, Girl Scouts, Society of Manufacturing Engineers and local teachers are expected to attend the training session to prepare them for classroom visits during National Engineers Week, Feb. 18-24.

The Intel Foundation is sponsoring Design Squad, produced by Boston public television station WGBH-TV, which will feature eight teenagers compete to design and build machines ranging from a peanut butter-and-jelly making machine to race cars. The show begins airing on KTSC-TV in the Colorado Springs area on Feb. 25. Finalists in the last episode will compete for a $10,000 college scholarship from the foundation.
For more information or reservations, contact Cara at 273-1456 or Judith.m.cara@intel.com.

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