Students from Newfield, Westover, Rippowam, Scofield, Turn of River, Saint Aloysius School, and AITE are currently raising funds to compete at the 2017 Odyssey of the Mind World Finals! 

Working through the Stamford Public Education foundation, 17 teams comprised of 113 students and 27 volunteer coaches competed on March 18th, 2017 at the Connecticut State Odyssey of the Mind Tournament at Southern Connecticut State University. The Stamford teams competed against 160 teams from across the state. Students from Newfield Elementary School, Westover Elementary School, Rippowman Middle School, Turn of River Middle School, Saint Aloysius School, Scofield Magnet Middle School, and The Academy of Information Technology and Engineering earned 1st or 2nd place finishes, in their respective problems and divisions, thus earning each a spot to compete at the World Finals in May.

This is an incredible academic achievement for these Stamford students! Each of the winning teams will now embark on a major fundraising effort to offset the high cost of travel and expenses to the World Finals in Michigan. Teams need to raise $1,500 PER team member, almost $40,000 in total, in the next four weeks to get everyone to the competition. Competing on a global level against over 825 teams from across the US and 30 other countries could be a life changing experience!

Please make a donation to support our program! Your contribution will help 26 Stamford Public School students to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals, May 24-27, 2017 at Michigan State University.


What is Odyssey of the Mind?

Odyssey 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, which also incorporates the use of critical thinking skills, creativity and teamwork.

Imagine being challengec to use nothing but recycled materials to build self-propelled vehicles, design a robot that can mimic human actions, or use nothing but balsa wood and glue to design a structure that must be more than eight inches tall, weigh less than 15 grams, but support over 250 pounds! 26 amazing Stamford students SOLVED THEIR PROBLEM and are advancing to the 2017 WORLD FINALS!

All contributions are tax deductible to the extent of the law, are eligible for many corporate matching programs, and will be used to cover costs of transportation, registration and housing for our competing students and their coach.

To make a donation to a specific team, please click the specific TEAM NAME below.

Thank you for your support!  Every dollar brings us one step closer to achieving their dream!



Westover Magnet Team       Newfield Elementary Team 



  Mixed Middle School                 Division III Team