Assumption School Participates in 2020 Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament Held at Westlake
Assumption teams in the Odyssey Spirit Challenge!
Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary School (ABVM) put their problem-solving skills to good use recently during the 2020 Regional Odyssey of the Mind Tournament held in Westlake High School (CA).
Assumption’s Odyssey of the Mind Team was in full force at the Mind competition! ABVM had 8 teams participate at the Tournament!
The Odyssey of the Mind has its roots in the Industrial Design classes of Dr. Sam Micklus, Odyssey of the Mind founder. As a professor at Rowan University in New Jersey (formerly Glassboro State College) Dr. Micklus challenged his students to create vehicles without wheels, mechanical pie throwers and flotation devices that would take them across a course on a lake. He evaluated them not on the success of their solutions, but on the ingenuity applied and the risk involved in trying something new and different. Students had fun. Word spread and the students’ activities attracted attention from the local media. Soon, people on the outside wanted a part of the action. This public interest led to the development of a creative problem-solving competition for school children. The Odyssey of the Mind was on its way. Since then, Dr. Micklus’s life has been happily consumed with developing problems for other people to solve. His rewards are in the joy and pride of the millions of participants who rise to the challenge of solving those problems. (https://www.socalodyssey.org/about-om/)
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