GWMS Teams are Invited to Join Odyssey of the Mind

posted Oct 27, 2013, 7:32 AM by Thad Ring
Sheeba Ahmed, GWMS OM Coordinator, (, is ready to help students form teams, recruit an adult coach, and get going -- the regional tournament is in March.

Odyssey of the Mind is an international team-based creating problem-solving competition for students.  It incorporates elements of engineering, robotics, art, music, drama, planning, budgeting, and teamwork, with an emphasis on creativity and fun.  Teams of 5-7 students develop solutions to long-term problems and then present their solutions at a local competition against other local schools.  Top teams advance to the state and world competitions.  Teams also prepare for a “spontaneous” portion of the competition, where they will be presented with a heretofore unknown problem and will have just a matter of minutes to craft a solution (think the air scrubber scene in “Apollo 13”).

Please see the attached flyer and you can find more information at 

GWMS Teams are invited to solve the problems listed below.  Teams need one or two adult coaches (parents or teachers) and 5-7 students who have the drive, creativity, and skills that these problems require. 
  1. Driver’s Test 
  2. The Not-so-Haunted House 
  3. It’s How We Rule 
  4. The Stackable Structure 
  5. Seeing is Believing (Sponsored by NASA) 
Thad Ring,
Oct 27, 2013, 7:32 AM