A seemingly impossible engineering challenge must be solved by contestants. Competitors have just 30 minutes to come up with a solution using their own intellect.
Ten of the US' brightest minds compete produce amazing innovative designs. The contestants live and work together and forge alliances.
The contestants must design a missile that can stop another missile. And, personalities clash in the workshop and Dan storms out over design differences.
The contestants face a real-world challenge - to build a personal shelter for rescue workers. With just three days to design and build, the pressure is on.
The teams must develop a robot that can compete in three Olympic events. But, as the builds get underway, one team is in complete disarray.
The competitors must harness hydro power to build an elevator. But tensions between Dan, Amy and Gui are at an all-time high and threaten team cohesion.
Four semi-finalists compete in a design that brings a speeding car to a safe stop. With both teams having success, the judges are forced to make a tough decision.
The final two contestants go head-to-head in a classic engineering challenge - building a better bridge. Will simplicity or complexity win the day?