Odyssey of the Mind is an international program for students from kindergarten to college that challenges students to use creative thinking, problem solving and teamwork to prepare a solution to an open ended problem. Students are given criteria for 1 of 5 problem types. They must develop a solution that meets all of the criteria in a creative way and solve the problem in 8 minutes. The problem types are mechanical/vehicle, technical performance, classics, structure and performance. The 5 to 7 member student team builds, writes, designs, performs and creates without help from any people outside of their team. Students present their solutions at a Regional Competition in early spring. There is a possibility that a team can advance to State and World competitions.
Testimonial from a student:
"For me Odyssey of the Mind was an awesome experience. Not only was it a great learning experience, it was super fun. I got a chance to work with all my friends and have a great time. When it came around to competition time it didn’t even matter how well we did, we were just having such a great time. Doing Odyssey was amazing and I’m so glad I did."
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