img_4482_editedOdyssey of the Mind is the largest international creative problem-solving competition worldwide. Millions of students from kindergarten through college have participated in the Odyssey of the Mind since its inception in 1979.
Each team is faced with a long-term problem and a spontaneous challenge using concepts from science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, while also incorporating the use of critical thinking skills, creativity and teamwork. Teams of five to seven students meet weekly for more than six months to develop solutions.

Odyssey of the Mind provides an extra-curricular activity for students, driven by discovery and exploratory learning. The program teaches 21st Century Skills, is STEAM focused and supports current curriculum standards. There is a strict rule that the team accepts no outside assistance, which means that they cannot ask for or receive help, even from their coaches, teachers, or parents. Their solution is 100% created by the students on the team.

stamford-om-sponaneous_editedStamford Public Education Foundation proudly presents ODYSSEY OF MIND 2016-2017 for students in Stamford, CT. All students who live in Stamford or attend a Stamford Public School are eligible to participate in the program.
For more information contact Kim Kempton at
Click here for 2017 problem synopsis.

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Registration Fee: $180 (reduced rate for students who qualify for free or reduced lunch)
Registration will open in mid-October. Fall schedule is currently pending.

Click here for a printable PDF of the program overview.

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