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Odyssey of the Mind
"Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem-solving program that engages students in their learning by allowing their knowledge and ideas to come to life in an exciting, productive environment. Participants build self-confidence, develop life skills, create new friendships, and are able to recognize and explore their true potential. OotM proves that students can have fun while they learn."
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Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition
The Honors College will be sending a team of students to compete in the World Finals taking place at Michigan State University on May 22-25, 2019. OotM exemplifies an honors approach to education as teams are tasked with solving a problem not only using their technical, scientific knowledge but also integrating artistic elements such as storyline, costumes, acting, etc.
Our students will need to use this interdisciplinary mindset while they aim to address the following problem:
Problem 4: Structure Toss
Divisions I, II, III & IV
Step right up and put your structure to the test! Teams must strategize risk for points and “toss” their structures in this year’s problem-turned-carnival. They will use a device to propel the structure in a carnival game. If it travels in the air it gets higher score! Once the structure has been successfully tossed, it can be tested for strength. A carnival barker character will entice other characters to join the fun during a performance that incorporates testing the structure’s strength with creative games of skill and chance.
Who Can Participate?
Odyssey of the Mind attracts teams of all age levels from across the globe. Students from Kindergarten all the way through college are able to participate in this battle of the minds.
Current honors students interested in this opportunity should contact Honors Academic Advisor and K-12 Outreach Specialist, John Andrews: firstname.lastname@example.org.