WELCOMe

Odyssey of the Mind is an international creative problem solving program and competition for students in grades K-college.  It fosters teamwork, divergent thinking, risk-taking, creativity - and much more!  Students work in small teams and solve open-ended problems.  They learn to think on their feet, analyze results, & see things differently!   It's FUN & CHALLENGING.  If you've never done Odyssey of the Mind before, this is your year to start!

ODYSSEY HIGHLIGHTS

World Champions
P5 D3

Congratulations Upper St. Clair HS

Team #32374 P5 D3 &

Coaches Laura Murtough, Stacey Seewald & Meridith Markovitz on your fantastic 1st Place finish at 2020 Virtual World Finals!  

 

We are PROUD of you!!

Thank You!

Our Events

 
Notice: there will be an Odyssey of the Mind 2020-2021 Season!  Due to COVID-19 and the evolving restrictions, though, it may look a little different.  Your Regional, State, and National leaders will inform  you of the latest information.  Please be in touch so you receive the latest information.
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November TBD

Keystone Oaks HS

1000 Kelton Ave. Dormont

8:30 AM – 2 PM incl lunch 

Novice to Advanced coach training sessions.  Including Coordinator Round table discussion.

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February TBD

Robert Morris U.

6001 Univ. Blvd, Moon Twp

Hale Hall - Parking lot #9/10

9:30 AM -11:30 PM

Coach Registration

Competition Edition: from paperwork to parking.

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REGIONAL COMPETITION

March TBD

Keystone Oaks HS / MS

1000 Kelton Ave. Dormont

6:30 AM – 6:30 PM

The Big Day!  Western PA Regional Competition.

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SUNDAY CREATIVITY FESTIVAL

Date: TBD

Community Day School

6424 Forward Ave, PGH

11:30 AM - 4:30 PM

This event is by invitation only and is focused on providing a competitive experience for organizations who are not able to compete in the Saturday WPA Odyssey events.

WORLD FINALS

Advancing teams compete against teams from  approx 35 States and 25 countries!

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JUDGE TRAINING

February TBD

Robert Morris U.

6001 Univ. Blvd, Moon Twp

Hale Hall - Parking lot #30

9:00 AM - 2:00 PM incl lunch

Judge Registration required

Mandatory training for all judges whether they are judging at the Regional Competition or Spontaneous Fun Day

SPONTANEOUS

FUN DAY

February TBD

Linton MS, Penn Hills

250 Aster Street, Penn Hills, PA


9:00 AM – Judges & volun. report
9:30 AM – Team check in
10:00 AM – Competition begins


 REGISTRATION Required
deadline: January 25

Optional event where teams compete in practice several problems in a competitive setting.  

STATE FINALS

April TBD

Lock Haven University

Lock Haven, PA

Advancing teams compete against the best teams from PA's 6 Regions!

important deadlines

Jan. 15     Deadline - 11:59 PM – to register for WPA

                 Regional Competition

Jan. TBD  Deadline – to register for Spont. Fun Day

Feb. TBD Deadline - to submit clarification requests 

Bring Odyssey of the Mind to your Students This Year!

KEEP IN TOUCH

We're here to Help
 
Regional Directors
Angela Melton, 412.848.1342
Susan Rosati,  412.418.9117
regionaldirector.w@paodyssey.com

Connect to problem captains, event coordinators, etc.

Contact us!

regionaldirector.w@paodyssey.com

Susan Rosati 412-418-9117

Angela Melton 412-848-1342

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